Lahore faces internet service suspension for third day

By: News Desk      Published: 10:50 AM, 23 Oct, 2021
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In view of the long march towards Islamabad announced by Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TTP), a banned outfit, the Interior Ministry on Saturday ordered continuity in the suspension of internet service in different parts of Lahore, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

The ministry ordered the suspension of internet service within five kilometers radius of Data Sahib, Shahdara, old Ravi Bridge, Samanabad, Islampura, Bhatti Gate, Bilal Ganj, Gulshan Ravi, Murghazar Colony, Hanjarwal and Icchra areas of the provincial capital.

In this connection, the ministry has issued directives to the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA).

A day ago, on October 22, 2021 (Friday), 24News had reported that people in Lahore continued to face inconvenience as internet service remained suspended in most parts of the city for the second consecutive day owing to the ongoing protest by the activists of Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) and the protest planned by the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) at Jain Mandir Chowk after Friday prayers.

Areas such as Allama Iqbal Town, Samanabad, Sabza Zar, Gulshan Ravi and others were still without the service till the filing of this report.

Internet services suspended on GT Road 

As the proscribed TLP rally has started its march towards Islamabad, the Interior Ministry on Saturday ordered the suspension of internet services in towns and cities situated along the GT Road.

The services will remain suspended within five-kilometer radius of Gujranwala, Kala Shah Kaku, Muridke, Kamonke, Wazirabad and Gujrat.

In this connection, the ministry has given instructions to the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA).

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It is reminded here that the banned Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) had announced a long march on Islamabad from Lahore a few days ago to secure the release of their head Saad Hussain Rizvi.

Two policemen embraced martyrdom in a violent clash between them and outlaws. 

According to a spokesperson for the police, two of the martyrs were identified as Ayub and Khalid.

Several lawmen sustained serious wounds in the riots. Hundreds of banned outfit members have been staging a protest for a couple of weeks against the detention of their party’s head and the situation worsened on Friday.

Reporter Saud Butt