Due to deadly anti-french protests across the country. Government of Pakistan decided to block all social media platform in a specific time. This decision is taken for the miss use of social media in this protest.
In a significant development in the backdrop of ongoing countrywide protests for the namoos e risalat against govt, the federal government has decided to Shuts Down Social Media Apps Across Pakistan and block all social media platforms in the country from 11 am-3 pm.
The decision was taken on the recommendation of the Interior Ministry. As per sources, the government is preparing for a forceful crackdown against violent protesters.
The services of WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter have been blocked for users in several cities of the country.
When approached, telecommunication companies told that they have clear instructions from the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to block all CDN traffic today from 11 AM to 3 PM to control social media traffic and block all social media platforms due to protests going on.
There is no assurance when the companies will get permission for resumption of services, they added.