Internet Services Down In Pak Amid Imran Khan Party PTI Virtual Rally
A virtual rally of former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) was to be held tomorrow. It was to start at 9 pm. But even before this, social media platforms were down in Pakistan. Due to this, people are facing difficulty in using online platforms.
Internet monitoring agency Netblocks said in a statement that social media platforms including X, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube were down in Pakistan. According to the agency, this happened just before the virtual rally. Users started facing trouble in accessing social media platforms after 8 pm in Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad. Also according to Dawn, users also complained about slow internet.
PTI took a dig at the incident by saying that it was done due to the party's fear and increasing popularity. At the same time, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) did not issue any reaction regarding this incident. Let us tell you that after the arrest of Imran Khan on May 9, protests started in Pakistan. Due to which PTA had stopped internet services in the country. Earlier in July, Pakistan was ranked third in the list of countries with the highest number of internet restrictions in the world. This ranking was done for the first half of 2023. Apart from this, in another report in May, Pakistan was described as the most backward country in terms of internet use and promotion of digital services. In 2022, Pakistan was found to lag behind in the world in terms of internet availability and digital governance. That is, the reach of Internet among the population here is still not very high, and at the same time, Internet technology is not being used much in government work.
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