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Internet and mobile services restored in Lahore after seven days

Internet and mobile services have been fully restored in Lahore on Tuesday. 

Internet and mobile signals service were suspended in several areas of Lahore for the past seven days amid the ongoing protests of banned outfit Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP).

The internet services were suspended following the Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan’s (TLP) protests in Punjab’s capital.

According to The PTA’s spokesperson, internet services in Chowk Yateem Khana and adjoining areas in a radius of 10km have been restored. 

Earlier on April 16, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) had blocked access to the social media platforms for few hours across the country in order to maintain public order and safety.

The Ministry of Interior had directed the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to temporarily block access to social media platforms — Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp, YouTube, and Telegram — from 11 am to 3 pm.

PTA released an official statement saying that “In order to maintain public order and safety, access to certain social media applications has been restricted temporarily.”

Saman Siddiqui

Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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