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Mobile Internet Blackout Enters 4th Day as PTA Awaits Instructions

Mobile Internet Blackout Enters 4th Day as PTA Awaits Instructions:

The government did not give any instructions to the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) on Friday to resume mobile internet services.

Imran Khan, the head of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), had incited rallies on May 9 that led to the PTA blocking mobile broadband services nationwide.

In Lahore, Rawalpindi, and Peshawar, PTI supporters turned violent and attacked military and governmental structures.

In addition to taking this action to quell the commotion, the authorities have also restricted access to popular social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

Also Read: PTI Female Leaders Shirin Mazari, Dr Yasmin Rashid Also Arrested


The PTA said today that mobile internet services will continue to be suspended nationwide until further notice.


According to the telecom regulator, consumers may get broadband internet service.

The Ministry of the Interior ordered to put mobile internet services on hold, and the regulator had not received any further instructions from the authorities regarding this matter.

Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah

Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah stated on Thursday that he hoped mobile internet connections would go back online in the following 36 hours.

Also Read: Supreme Court’s Decision In Favor Of Imran Khan Gives Blow To The US Dollar On Friday


Pakistan is one of the countries with the slowest internet speeds in the world, according to the “Internet Landscape Report 2022” published by Bytes for All, Pakistan, a leading digital rights organisation in the country.

Read More: Pakistan’s Internet ranks among the worst in world: Report

Pavan Manzoor
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Pavan Manzoor is an experienced content writer , editor and social media handler along with a track record of youth-oriented activities in Pakistan and abroad. She was selected as a fully-funded delegate as a leadership fellow in Turkey. She also led a team of 5 volunteers at the week-long Young Professionals Fellowship in Maldives. She is also a member of the Youth Standing Committee on Higher Education.


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