Is internet services interrupted?
Yes, internet services are reported to be interrupted in parts of Pakistan.
Internet users from various cities on Monday night flocked to social media, perhaps from some other Internet Service Provider, to report their issues.
The disruption was reported at 11 pm Pakistan Standard Time (PST) on Aug 22.
PTCL down…Zong 4g down…Jazz working intermittently…damn ye aadhi raat ko kyun Internet bandh ker diya hai!!! I have to watch #LIVMUN— Bissmah Mehmud (@bissmahmehmud) August 22, 2022
Following the reports of Internet services being down, rumor mills were spotted hyperactive to mislead the general public. As there was no official clarification addressing the disruption in the internet service.
State blocked the #PTCL internet. Where is democracy ? Pakistani democracy is suspended. We are ashamed of dictators ruling Pakistan. They are silencing our voice. Shame!#internetdown #MartialLaw#عمران_خان_ہماری_ریڈ_لائن pic.twitter.com/ryTW6dNeo6— Insafian (@RealYasir__Khan) August 22, 2022
According to the internet outages tracking organization NetBlocks, “A nation-scale internet disruption has been registered in #Pakistan; the incident affects multiple providers including PTCL, Nayatel with real-time network data showing connectivity at 38% of ordinary levels.”
⚠️ Confirmed: A nation-scale internet disruption has been registered in #Pakistan; the incident affects multiple providers including PTCL, Nayatel and StormFiber with real-time network data showing connectivity at 38% of ordinary levels 📉— NetBlocks (@netblocks) August 22, 2022
📰 Previously: https://t.co/mFBehYjlnY pic.twitter.com/YAHeV3cyNM
This was the second time within two days that the internet went down across the country briefly.
The situation also sparked a meme game on the Twitter timeline.
🇺🇲: Oh my internet is not working— Brownie ✨ (@the_desi_dream) August 22, 2022
🇵🇰: KHAN SAHAB WE ARE COMING#internetdown
You should keep in mind the internet users in Pakistan were facing slow speed on April 21.