On Monday, the TLP began nationwide protests after the arrest of group chief Saad Hussain Rizvi. TLP supporters clashed with regulation enforcement businesses during which a number of folks had been killed and greater than 300 policemen had been injured. The Ministry of Inside Affairs took this step to forestall demonstrations after Friday prayers. The ministry directed the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority to droop social media providers from 11 am to three pm PST (GMT+5).
The PTA issued a notification saying “the providers of social media platforms akin to Twitter, Fb, WhatsApp, YouTube and Telegram are being virtually fully shut down.” The group didn’t specify the rationale for the suspension. Official sources mentioned that the protesters could use social media to wreck public property.
It has already been widespread follow in Pakistan to close down web and cell phone providers to forestall demonstrations and terrorist incidents. This time solely social media was banned. It is because in accordance with experiences TLP was utilizing social media in opposition to authorities motion. On Thursday, Inside Minister Sheikh Rashid Mohamed warned TLP in opposition to importing its propaganda movies on YouTube.
TLP got here into limelight in November 2017. At the moment it had minimize off the connectivity of the capital with the previous worldwide airport by organizing a sit-in in Faizabad, close to Islamabad. The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) was in authorities at the moment. Then Imran Khan (present Prime Minister) and his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Get together supported that protest.
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