Bilal Maqsood flays monetisation of Surahs on YouTube

By: News Desk      Published: 12:59 PM, 7 Aug, 2020
Bilal Maqsood flays monetisation of Surahs on YouTube

Singer-songwriter Bilal Maqsood has criticised the monetisation of Surahs on YouTube.

The strings guitarist in his recent Instagram post says its disrespect when a recitation is interrupted by an advertisement.

Taking to Instagram, he wrote: “Surahs and Duas on YouTube should not be monetised. Imagine listening to Surah-e-Rehman and it is interrupted in the middle by a lawn or a cooking oil ad. It's highly disrespectful.”

Last week, Maqsood spoke out against the prospect of banning YouTube in Pakistan yet again.

According to him, a complete ban on an app like YouTube is never the solution. "Banning YouTube or any other app is not the solution. Even discussing such issues in this day and age is like pushing our country another 20 years behind," he said.

He further adds, “Jisko vulgarity dekhna hai woh YouTube ka mouhtj nahi, (Whoever wants to watch vulgarity is not dependant on YouTube).” he said.