Pakistan Shuts Social Media Sites for few Hours
In a surprise move, the Government of Pakistan has blocked the social media sites in the country for a few hours, including Facebook and Twitter.
The Pakistan Telecommunications Authority has shut down social media apps like, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, etc till 3 pm.
The decision has been taken to maintain the law and order situation in the country following violent protests by banned Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan.
The ban on social media apps comes under new rules enforced a few months ago, under which the social media platforms that do not comply with the content removal demands of the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority will be banned.
The rules for removal and blocking of unlawful online content came into force after a Gazette notification issued on October 20, 2020, whereby the government approved it.