Pakistan

Major internet connectivity issues reported across Pakistan, social media websites down

  • Disruption in services witnessed on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube platforms
Published May 9, 2023

Major internet connectivity issues were reported across Pakistan with Lahore, Islamabad, and Karachi witnessing massive disruption in services, a development that comes on the heels of former prime minister Imran Khan’s arrest earlier in the day.

An official with the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) confirmed mobile broadband services have been suspended in the country.

“This has happened on the instruction of the ministry of interior,” the official told Business Recorder.

Outage tracking website Downdetector.pk also showed a significant spike in complaints on multiple social media platforms as well. Services of YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter saw disruption in services after 8pm on Tuesday.

 Complaints on Downdetector regarding services of Twitter
Complaints on Downdetector regarding services of Twitter

 Complaints on Downdetector regarding services of YouTube
Complaints on Downdetector regarding services of YouTube

 Complaints on Downdetector regarding services of YouTube
Complaints on Downdetector regarding services of YouTube

Twitter’s website showed an error message.

The development comes at a crucial time for the country that is seeing widescale protests against Imran’s arrest with Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) supporters and party workers out on the streets in several cities in response to the authorities’ move.

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TimeToMovveOn May 10, 2023 03:23am
And you guys were worried about internet blackouts in Kashmir This is a joke!
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PTI May 10, 2023 07:17pm
yar youtube is not working
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Test May 11, 2023 10:17pm
@TimeToMovveOn, Hi we are sorry it is karma but here situation is for few days not for whole life time only social media sites are not working and mobile internet . If you have ptcl or other broadband it will work. We Pakistani have survived difficult battles we will survive this one too.
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Test May 11, 2023 10:18pm
@PTI, Youtube ko nazar lag gye need someone to do some magic.
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Muhammad ashraf May 11, 2023 11:04pm
So please open da internet service provider
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Muhammad ashraf May 11, 2023 11:05pm
Please open the internet service
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NARESH KUMAR May 12, 2023 08:17am
Bhai jan awam kia kasoor ksi k pyary mulk se bar brehty hongy ho apny ghar waloun se kesy rabta kary yea mulk ko mazak banaya koi b pakra jahai to internet bund jani mali nuksan yea hi tum agar is berti hui mehngai p hi dal do awam is masly p to bar nh nikalti pagal awam siaysat main yea hi chal ra hai k bus usny kha lia main q n khaoun mulk ki currency ko nechey girao bus or kuch nh
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MoI May 12, 2023 11:42am
Fascist state
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zriMS May 16, 2023 09:37pm
pakistan ka kuch nai hoskta
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