Netizens react to social media blackout in Pakistan
People are not pleased on the decision of the Pakistan Telecom Authority (PTA) to block social media applications including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and WhatsApp on Friday as a security measure.
The Interior ministry directed the PTA to temporarily block social media platforms from 11am to 3pm. The PTA announced the decision on the Twitter. People took no time to criticise the government decision with memes and comments.
Press Release: In order to maintain public order and safety, access to certain social media applications has been restricted temporarily.— PTA (@PTAofficialpk) April 16, 2021
PTA jab log uski tweet phir bhi retweet kar rahe pic.twitter.com/nqPYTz0ni1— Umer. (@saint_umer) April 16, 2021
If whatsapp is getting blocked in this country, then we are really missing out on some forwarding sawaab, which also gets tripled during Ramzan.— کاظمی (@HaayeShabbir) April 16, 2021
Later, social media and instant messaging platforms have restored across Pakistan after an hours-long suspension to maintain public safety and order.
Social media sites 'back to normal' in Pakistan ... 03:11 PM | 16 Apr, 2021
ISLAMABAD – Popular social media and instant messaging platforms have restored across Pakistan after an ...
- Pakistan FM discusses Palestine issue with Chinese counterpart amid ...10:42 PM | 15 May, 2021
- UAE’s Etihad, flydubai airlines cancel flights to Israel amid ...09:23 PM | 15 May, 2021
- Israel destroys another Gaza building housing offices of Al Jazeera, ...07:52 PM | 15 May, 2021
- Bollywood diva Madhuri Dixit turns 5404:47 PM | 15 May, 2021
- Here's what your favourite stars wore on Eid-ul-Fitr11:51 AM | 15 May, 2021
- ‘Uncle Sargam’ — Renowned columnist, TV artist Farooq Qaiser ...09:19 PM | 14 May, 2021
- Top cricketers who married athletes09:20 PM | 8 May, 2021
- 10 Tips for Success during the Last Ashra of Ramadan08:26 PM | 7 May, 2021
- Stars who have insured their body parts07:06 PM | 4 May, 2021
- Best-dressed Stars at Oscars Red Carpet 202105:52 PM | 2 May, 2021