web analytics


Pakistan temporarily blocks social media – 98bmp

todayApril 16, 2021 2

share close

Pakistan has temporarily blocked several social media services in the South Asian nation, according to users and a government-issued notice reviewed by 98bmp.

In an order titled “Complete Blocking of Social Media Platforms,” the Pakistani government ordered Pakistan Telecommunication Authority to block social media platforms including Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp, YouTube, and Telegram from 11am to 3pm local time (06.00am to 10.00am GMT) Friday.

The move comes as Pakistan looks to crackdown against a violent terrorist group and prevent troublemakers from disrupting Friday prayers congregations following days of violent protests.

Earlier this week Pakistan banned the Islamist group Tehrik-i-Labaik Pakistan after arresting its leader, which prompted protests, according to local media reports.

An entrepreneur based in Pakistan told 98bmp that even though the order is supposed to expire at 3pm local time, similar past moves by the government suggests that the disruption will likely last for longer.

Though Pakistan, like its neighbor India, has temporarily cut phone calls access in the nation in the past, this is the first time Islamabad has issued a blanket ban on social media in the country.

Pakistan has explored ways to assume more control over content on digital services operating in the country in recent years. Some activists said the country was taking extreme measures without much explanations.

Source link

Written by: admin

Rate it

Previous post

Music News

Greta Van Fleet Perform the Undeniable ‘Heat Above’ on ‘Kimmel’

Can you feel their love? Because, when watching Greta Van Fleet masterfully perform their moving rock 'n' roll shuffle "Heat Above" on Wednesday's (April 14) Jimmy Kimmel Live, all you should feel is the distinct emotional swell that only an undeniable rock song can bring.It's all there in the late-night TV performance — singer Josh Kiszka working up to his signature yowl in a rhinestone jumpsuit, wistful guitar figures smoothly flowing from […]

todayApril 16, 2021 4

Post comments (0)

Leave a reply