News

Closure of social media platform 'X' challenged

By News Desk

March 4, 2024 07:55 PM


 The closure of social media platform X, formerly known as Twitter has been challenged in Islamabad High Court (IHC), reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Monday.

 A journalist Ehtisham Abbasi filed an application in the court through his lawyers Sardar Masroof and Amna Ali requesting the court to end the ban on ‘X’ services and order to restore the social media platform throughout the country.

Ministry of Information and Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) have been made parties in the petition.

IHC Chief Justice Amir Farooq will hear the petition of Ehtisham Abbasi tomorrow (Tuesday).

The petition held that the services of social media platform ‘X’ has been banned since February 17 and its continued outage is a violation of Article 19.

It is pertinent that people across the country used the platform X via VPN services and faced ample difficulties on the cellular and laptop and computer devices while opening X site.

The PTA has not issued any official statement regarding the issue, maintaining silence amidst growing concerns over the recurring disruptions.

The PTA prior to Elections 2024, assured the nation that internet services would not be suspended in the country on February 8.

In an official statement, PTA assured internet users to expect internet facilities to be available without interruption or obstacles on the day of the elections.

Contrary to assurances, the internet and cellular services were shut down on the Elections 2024.

 

 

Reporter: Ehtisham Kiyani


News Desk


Most Read

  1. Farmers can apply for Bardana through App from Saturday as Punjab starts wheat procurement campaign Farmers can apply for Bardana through App from Saturday as Punjab starts wheat procurement campaign
  2. 16 die, 30 wounded as truck carrying 100 pilgrims fall into ditch near Hub 16 die, 30 wounded as truck carrying 100 pilgrims fall into ditch near Hub
  3. Ayeza Khan has ideal stylist squad! Ayeza Khan has ideal stylist squad!
  4. French athlete breaks world record after climbing Eiffel Tower French athlete breaks world record after climbing Eiffel Tower
  5. Punjab students asked to get registered for getting petrol, e-bikes Punjab students asked to get registered for getting petrol, e-bikes
  6. Star woman cricketer Aliya Riaz ties the knot with Ali Younis in intimate Nikkah Ceremony Star woman cricketer Aliya Riaz ties the knot with Ali Younis in intimate Nikkah Ceremony

Opinion

  1. Insights into the Pakistan Stock Exchange's Recent Record High Triumph
    Insights into the Pakistan Stock Exchange's Recent Record High Triumph

    By Zulfiqar Ali Mir

  2. IMEC to sabotage CPEC
    IMEC to sabotage CPEC

    By Dr Asif Channer

  3. 1947 TO FORM 47
    1947 TO FORM 47

    By Dr Asif Channer

  4. Beijing wants to further highlight industrial sector in its country and take scientific innovation to new heights....
    Beijing wants to further highlight industrial sector in its country and take scientific innovation to new heights....

    By Ali Ramay

  5. Global race: China will reduce its unnecessary expenses
    Global race: China will reduce its unnecessary expenses

    By Ali Ramay

  6. Channer Pir: The Great Saint of Cholistan
    Channer Pir: The Great Saint of Cholistan

    By Dr Asif Channer