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PTA says internet services to remain suspended indefinitely

May 10, 2023 06:11 PM


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Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) Wednesday said that internet services across the country will remain suspended for an indefinite period, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

The services were suspended as protests erupted after Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan’s arrest in Al-Qadir Trust case.

The decision to block mobile broadband services was taken on the directives of the Ministry of Interior, it added.

Social media platforms including Facebook, YouTube and Twitter blocked had been in Pakistan since yesterday, whereas, internet service was also suspended in different cities after the arrest of former premier and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan.

Social media platforms including Facebook, YouTube and Twitter remained blocked in Pakistan. The development came after the arrest of PTI chief Imran Khan by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).

Sources within the government confirmed that social media services were temporarily blocked to stop the propaganda.

Protests sparked across the country after Imran Khan’s arrest in the Al-Qadir Trust corruption case.



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