The Government of Pakistan has restored internet access for mobile users across the country after the suspension of three days following the riots and protests that followed Imran Khan’s arrest as Chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).
The reinstatement of mobile internet service was confirmed by telecom companies that have been given the go-ahead to restart operations. Additionally, the most popular social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube are likely to be restored shortly.
On the 9th of May 2023, data or mobile internet services were halted across Pakistan in the wake of Imran Khan’s arrest by Rangers police officers at the Islamabad High Court (IHC). Get information about How To Use VPN In Pakistan Safely When Internet Services Are Down.
PTI Chief was arrested PTI Chief was detained in connection to the Al-Qadir Trust case, which claims that he, his wife, and several other PTI leaders were part of a settlement agreement between the PTI administration and an entrepreneur, which resulted in a loss of PS190 million to the nation’s budget.
This suspension of Internet mobile service has had a profound economic impact on the country, which has resulted in losses of millions of dollars. Daily laborers, which includes drivers and delivery riders working for online taxi companies such as Careem were particularly adversely affected due to the suspended services.
There are signs that internet access for mobile devices will be restored in the near future and appropriate orders have been issued. It could take anywhere from just a few minutes or an hour for services to be fully functional.