Nationwide social media platforms disruption amid PTI digital occasion


Web monitor Netblocks has reported a nationwide disruption to social media platforms on Saturday amid a digital occasion organised by the PTI.

“Confirmed: Reside metrics present a nation-scale disruption to social media platforms throughout Pakistan, together with X/Twitter, Fb, Instagram and YouTube,” the web monitoring company mentioned at 7:12pm. 

It added that “the incident comes as persecuted opposition chief Imran Khan’s political celebration, PTI, launches its second digital gathering. 

Responding to the monitoring company’s affirmation, the PTI mentioned: “Disgrace on the caretakers which can be inflicting harm to Pakistanis solely.” 

The celebration mentioned its digital occasion would start at 8pm. 

An identical disruption occurred on January 7 because the PTI held a digital fundraising telethon. 

The PTI has urged the Supreme Court docket to take discover of the suspension of web service and blockage of social media web sites through the celebration’s fundraising telethon.

In a press release, the PTI spokesperson had alleged that 240 million individuals had been disadvantaged of their fundamental rights by the suspension, which additionally resulted in monetary losses for the nation.

Telecom operators had additionally expres­sed concern over frequent web outages “on political grounds”.

Social media platforms had been additionally equally impacted on December 17 when the PTI held a digital energy present.

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