- Web Desk
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Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube down in Pakistan
- Web Desk
- Jan 07, 2024
SLAMABAD: Pakistan encountered a disruption in social media services on Sunday as users reported difficulties accessing Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.
According to NetBlocks, an internet monitoring group, the disruption affected social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube, as well as mobile networks in some regions.
NetBloocks on ‘X’ wrote “The incident comes as presectuted former PM Imran Khan’s party, PTI launches its election fundraising telethon.
The outage, affecting these major platforms simultaneously, has sparked concerns about potential technical issues or deliberate disruptions. The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has not released an official statement regarding the disruption, leaving users and experts speculating on the cause.
This unexpected interruption in social media services has raised questions about the impact on communication, information sharing, and digital engagement across the country.
Users have taken to alternative means of communication, expressing frustration over the lack of clarity on the situation.
The absence of an official statement from the PTA adds to the uncertainty surrounding the issue.
Internet sill down in Pakistan:
Internet services in Pakistan experienced an outage around 6:30 pm, and though they have been restored since then, disruptions persist in social media platforms. Users across major cities such as Karachi, Lahore, and Islamabad, as well as in Rawalpindi, Peshawar, and Quetta, are encountering difficulties. Popular platforms like Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and TikTok are all affected.