After complete shutdown of X, Internet services also see disruption in Pakistan…what’s happening here?

After complete shutdown of X, Internet services also see disruption in Pakistan…what's happening here

By Raza Ruman

After complete shutdown of X (formerly Twitter), Internet services were briefly disrupted in most parts of Pakistan on Tuesday. 

   Downdetector, which tracks outages by collating status reports from several sources including users, earlier showed that users reported issues with the services of three internet service providers — Pakistan Telecommunication Company Ltd (PTCL), Transworld Home, and Nayatel — shortly after noon.

   “Around 4pm, the internet tracker showed that user reports indicated no current problems with the latter two and possible problems with PTCL,” Dawn com reported.

Internet monitor Netblocks also reported the disruption followed by the recovery. It said operators had attributed the disturbance to a “technical issue”.

    “For PTCL, users had reported a disruption in services primarily from Lahore, Karachi and Rawalpindi. For Transworld Home, issues were earlier reported from Lahore, Karachi, Rawalpindi and Peshawar. For Nayatel, users had reported issues from Rawalpindi, Lahore and near Okara,” it said.

   “Our team is currently investigating the issue and we will resume services completely once the outage has been resolved,” it said as it apologised for the disruption.

    On the other hand, X has been blocked in Pakistan since February 17 apparently to stop the PTI of Imran Khan to target the Shehbaz Sharif government.

    The fear of government seems to be not ending with regard to social media. PAK DESTINY

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