Pakistan: All social media platforms closed for four hours for security reasons

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By: Jeet Ghosh

Last Update: 2021-04-16 13:22:14 IST

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The Chairman of Pakistan Telecommunication Authority has been ordered to completely shut down the social media platform for four hours across the country on Friday, 16 April, citing security from the Pakistan Home Ministry.

A decision has been taken to block all social media platforms in Pakistan on Friday. On behalf of the country's home ministry, the chairman of the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority has been ordered to complete four hours of social media platforms - Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp, YouTube and Telegram across the country on Friday, April 16, citing security. Be closed in a way.

The ministry told Geo News that Pakistan Telecommunication Authority has banned social media platforms on their orders. Pakistan has banned all social media apps across the country on Friday due to violent Islamic groups. According to Reuters, an official of the Telecommunications Authority said that this step has been taken to maintain the security system in the country. 

This action was taken after the Home Ministry sent a letter to the PTA chairman. The ministry in its letter urged the PTA to take immediate action. Abdul Razzaq, the section officer of the ministry, wrote in the letter, "There should be a complete ban on social media platforms across the country from 11 am to 3 pm on April 16, 2021".

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