ISLAMABAD: Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has Multiple social media sites in the country were ordered to be suspended by the Interior Ministry on Friday, but Facebook’s Instagram was not among them.
The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) had earlier today suspended the services of social media sites Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, WhatsApp, and Telegram from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the advice of the interior ministry.
Instagram, on the other hand, was not among the applications that the Pakistani telecommunications regulator ordered to be shut down for four hours.
On its orders, the PTA had suspended the social media channels, according to the ministry.
The action has been taken after the interior ministry sent a letter to the PTA chairperson.
In the letter, the ministry requested that the PTA act “immediately” on the subject.
“Access to some social media applications has been temporarily limited to preserve public order and protection,” a PTA official said on condition of anonymity.
The suspension comes amid nationwide demonstrations by a religious group, which resulted in chaos and the deaths of three people, including two police officers.
The demonstrations, which took place in various cities, resulted in major traffic jams and dissatisfaction among people.
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