After 8 PM Social Media Is Not Working In Pakistan Why? (Quick Review)

Netblocks observed that the incident occurred before a significant PTI virtual gathering, commencing at 9 pm.

Shortly after 8 pm, users in Lahore, Karachi, and Islamabad reported difficulties accessing social media platforms, with additional complaints about sluggish internet services. Taimur Jhagra, former Khyber Pakhtunkhwa finance minister and PTI leader, also highlighted the correlation between internet issues and the online rally.

The PTI labeled the disruption as an “expected move,” while the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) remained unresponsive to multiple requests for comment.

Criticism of the disruption came from lawyer and human rights activist Jibran Nasir, who expressed concern over the impact on millions of subscribers and businesses, stating, “This is beyond madness.” Activist Usama Khilji condemned the violation of “Pakistani citizens right to access to information and freedom of association.”

Some citizens complain to the internet providers.

Earlier on May 9, the PTA confirmed the suspension of mobile broadband nationwide on the interior ministry’s instructions. Netblocks reported restricted access to Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube across Pakistan during PTI chief Imran Khan’s arrest from the Islamabad High Court premises in the Al-Qadir Trust case.

In July, a Surfshark report revealed Pakistan as the third-ranking country globally for imposing internet restrictions in the first half of 2023. According to the report, Pakistan accounted for three out of the 42 new worldwide restrictions, coinciding with Imran’s arrest. The restrictions included limited access to Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube, along with temporary disruptions in cellular networks across the country for several days.

Surfshark ranked Pakistan behind Iran and India, identifying Asia as the primary region for most internet shutdowns during the first half of 2023.

No one knows exactly when all the things will be finished and we get back into daily routine

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