Whatsapp, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Telegram down in Pakistan as Govt. temporarily bans social media services

The Ministry of Interior reportedly gave orders to block Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, WhatsApp, and Telegram in Pakistan.

Following the orders, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) blocked these apps in the country.

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The temporary ban on the apps came into effect at 11 am and is scheduled to be in place till 3 pm in the country.

As a result, many confused citizens have been wondering why WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Telegram are down in Pakistan.

WhatsApp and other social media apps had to go down in Pakistan to maintain public order and safety amid protests by a religious party that led to chaos and the killing of three people, including two policemen.


If the instructions are to be followed to the dot, the apps should start working in a couple of hours.

It’s common for governments to block access to social media apps amid rapidly growing protests to maintain public safety and to avoid the spread of false information.

Although, at times it’s also used to suppress voices. Whatever the case, we’ll post an update once WhatsApp and other social media applications come back online in Pakistan.

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