In Lahore: Internet, Mobile Services Suspended

In Lahore: Internet, Mobile Services Suspended

The Punjab home department on Monday suspended mobile and internet services in various parts of the provincial capital.

The cellular phone networks and Internet access have been suspended due to security issues, according to details.
People complained that the authorities should have made an announcement ahead of time to stop causing disruption to hundreds of thousands of customers.

According to media reports, internet service has been suspended in Garhi Shahu, Cooperative Store, Allama Iqbal Road, Singhpura, and other areas. Wahdat Colony, Regal Chowk, Mayo Hospital, Shah Alam Market, and Sabzazar are also affected, as are internet and mobile networks.

Last Friday, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) briefly blocked Facebook, Twitter, and some other social media apps for security reasons.

“In order to maintain public order and safety, access to certain social media applications has been restricted temporarily,” a senior telecoms regulator official said.

The ban was in effect until 3:00 p.m. and affected YouTube, Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter, Telegram, and Tiktok.

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