[Update]: PTA (Pakistan Telecommunication Authority) has suspended the social media platforms in Pakistan today. This service suspension started at 11 am and will go up to 3 pm. These social media apps include Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, WhatsApp, and Telegram.
The interior ministry informed a local news channel saying that PTA has suspended the services. They have not disclosed the reason behind it.
Mobile Data Services Suspended In These Areas Of Karachi
Given a particular party’s lash out at current affairs, there were nationwide strikes. People reacted by doing dharnas and traffic jams. Karachi also faced a lot of traffic jams. While in other cities such as Lahore, the situation is still very much the same but for Karachi, it has subsided a little from the first of Ramadan. However, the precautionary measures by the Government of Pakistan are still in place. They announced that mobile data services will be suspended.
Mobile Data Services Suspended Notification
The notification for the suspension of services was released and it includes a list of areas in Karachi that won’t be facilitating mobile data services. It also mentions that these areas, a two-kilometer radius, will not get mobile data until there is an update on the matter.
The areas mentioned in the notification are:
- Baldia Town and Hub River Road
- Powerhouse Chowrangi North Karachi
- Star-gate and Shah Faisal Colony (4)
- Korangi 2 1/2 No & adjacent areas
- Tower & II Chundrigarh Road
- Hassan Square and NIPA Chowarangi
If you are anywhere near these areas, you might need to opt for alternative ways of utilizing the internet. That said, in other areas the internet (mobile data services) is working fine.
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