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15 February 2024

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Internet service faces disruptions on Election Day

Internet service faces disruptions as polling starts

Internet service faces disruptions on Election Day

ISLAMABAD: (Suno News) The internet service faced disruptions during polling for the General Election 2024 despite an assurance by the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) that the internet would be available to users on Election Day.

Earlier, the PTA assured that the government would not shut down the internet on Election Day. “The internet facility will be available to users on Election Day. The internet will work without any disruption,” it had said.

However, the interior ministry said that it had been decided to temporarily suspend internet and mobile phone services across the country.

“As a result of the recent incidents of terrorism in the country which claimed the precious lives of many, security measures are indispensable to maintain law and order and deal with possible threats,” it said.

Also, Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sikandar Sultan Raja said in a statement, “There were incidents of terrorism in Balochistan yesterday.”

He added, “It is hoped that the election process will be completed safely. It is the job of the Ministry of Interior and other agencies to review the security situation.”

He also said, “The ECP will not give any instructions to the interior ministry regarding the internet service. If we open a mobile service somewhere and a terrorist incident happens, who will be responsible for that?”

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