Pakistan Telecommunication Authority has suspended Social Media websites Facebook, Twitter and PEMRA has blocked all News Channels acorss Pakistan due to the government’s crackdown on the Faizabad protesters in Islamabad since few days.
According to the press release and sources:
“The Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) strongly condemned the unilateral closure of news channels by the government. The All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) expressed concern over the sudden closure of television channels and their transmission.”
Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are also not accessible in Pakistan, while YouTube can only be accessed via the mobile application. Access has also been blocked to the live stream pages of major news channels in Pakistan.
As per the earlier notification, The PTA said :“Social Networking and video-sharing websites would remain blocked in the country until the law and order situation improved”.
However, the telecom watchdog added that there had been no instructions to block cell phone services so far.