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Internet Outage Grips Pakistan, Leaving Users in Connectivity Limbo

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A widespread disruption hit internet services and popular social media applications in Pakistan on Saturday, creating a state of confusion and frustration among users who experienced connectivity issues and encountered errors. The outage affected well-known platforms, including X (previously known as Twitter), Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. The disruption coincided with a virtual gathering organized by the political party PTI, led by the persecuted opposition leader Imran Khan.

NetBlocks, a service that monitors internet disruptions globally, confirmed the nation-scale disruption to social media platforms in Pakistan. Users across the country expressed their frustration on various platforms, reporting their inability to access social media applications.

The outage raised questions about internet access limitations and restrictions on the use of social media applications in Pakistan. Users sought confirmation and information from NetBlocks about the situation. The cause behind the significant outage remains unknown, with the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) yet to issue any statements or provide clarity on the matter.

Social media was flooded with queries and expressions of frustration, with individuals sharing their experiences and seeking information about the outage. The situation led to speculation and concern among users, as they awaited official communication from authorities.

As the outage occurred during a virtual political gathering, some users speculated about the timing and potential motivations behind the disruption. However, without official statements, the reasons behind the internet disruption in Pakistan remained unclear.

The incident underscored the impact of such disruptions on digital communication and raised broader questions about internet freedom and access in the country. Users awaited further updates and explanations from relevant authorities regarding the causes and resolution of the internet outage in Pakistan.

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