Internet services restored after disruption across Pakistan

(Web Desk) – The internet services were restored on Monday after a widespread disruption was experienced throughout the country on Sunday night, with numerous users expressing difficulties in accessing social media platforms.

Complaints flooded in from parts of the country, highlighting outages on YouTube, Facebook and X [formerly Twitter]. Some users resorted to reporting problems on WhatsApp.

The cities most severely affected by this issue were Karachi, Lahore, Mirpurkhas and Rawalpindi. 

According to Downdetector, the website versions of these apps have been inaccessible since around 7pm. 

The cause of the outage remains unclear, as the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has yet to release a statement regarding the matter.

Surfshark, a virtual private network company based in Lithuania, revealed in a report that, during the first half of 2023, Pakistan was ranked below Iran and India among countries at the forefront of imposing internet restrictions. The report emphasised that Asia witnessed the highest concentration of internet shutdowns during this period.

The PTA later said it was investigating the issue and would share details.

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