Facebook, Twitter, YouTube unblocked across Pakistan

PTA says instructions have been received to unblock social networking and video-sharing websites


News Desk November 26, 2017
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Social networking and video-sharing websites were unblocked across the country on Sunday after remaining inaccessible for more than 24 hours following the government's crackdown on the Faizabad protesters a day earlier.

A Pakistan Telecommunication Authority spokesperson said  instructions had been received to unblock the websites.

Crackdown launched on Faizabad sit-in blocking Islamabad

Hours after police and paramilitary forces launched a crackdown on protesters on Saturday, the PTA was ordered to block popular social media networking sites Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and video-sharing websites YouTube and Dailymotion.

Besides, the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) shut down the transmissions of all private news channels, accusing them of violating media regulations by airing live coverage of the operation.

However, TV channels were allowed to resume their transmission on Sunday.

COMMENTS (3)

arham | 3 years ago | Reply facebook is still not working. so frustrating.
concerned | 3 years ago | Reply Blocking these sites, tv and suspending phone services added misery to the people who were already in pain. When will the decision makers understand these ludicrous tactics have to be evolved to better means of tracking the culprits and neutralizing them. Blocking of these prime means of communication hampers the efforts of law enforcing agencies as well.
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