PTA restores all social media websites

26 Nov, 2017 8:42 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Pakistan Telecommunication Authority has restored all social media websites, including Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

A notification to this effect has been issued.

The PTA suspended multiple social media sites Saturday as violent clashes permeate in portions of the country.

Along with video-sharing websites and effective news sources like YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Dailymotion, Pakistan’s Telecommunication Authority is also blocking traditional media’s live coverage of the operation.

The protests stem from appeals of Khadim Hussain Rizvi, a cleric and leader of the Tehreek-e-Labaik Ya Rasoolallah party, specifically his demands for law minister Zahid Hamid to resign. Rizvi wants Hamid removed because he changed electoral laws so that language used during the swearing of lawmakers are different. That decision was eventually overturned, but not before Rizvi and supporters lambasted the alteration, and considered it blasphemy.

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