Pakistan blocks social media till Friday prayer to maintain law and order

Pakistan blocks social media till Friday prayer to maintain law and order

ISLAMABAD:   The government has decided to shut social media platforms in the country from 11am-3pm, Friday, the Interior Ministry said.

Protest of a banned organization caused sporadic violent clashes between protestors and law enforcement agencies, a significant number of the country’s major arteries remained blocked on Tuesday. The blockades have paralysed business in almost all major cities.

The ministry, in a statement, said that the Pakistan Telecommunication (PTA) has been directed to blocked the services of Twitter, WhatsApp, Facebook, YouTube, and Telegram and Twitter in the country.

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