Internet, mobile services restored in Lahore

02:09 PM | 20 Apr, 2021
Internet, mobile services restored in Lahore

LAHORE – Internet and mobile phone services have been restored across Punjab capital after five days of partial shutdown in wake of the Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan protests.

The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority did not cite an official reason for the suspension however local media reports stated that the government suspended the services to maintain public order and safety.

Earlier, the services in Chowk Yateem Khana and adjoining areas in a radius of 10km were suspended. Mall Road, Thokar Niaz Baig, Mozang, Data Darbar, Chauburji, Lytton Road, and Jail Road were the areas that faced internet blackout.

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