Pakistan elections: Campaigning for Imran Khan's party difficult, internet disrupted during social media event - Newztezz Online

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Pakistan elections: Campaigning for Imran Khan's party difficult, internet disrupted during social media event


It was announced by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Party that its virtual program will be started at 8 pm. So that the party could connect with the people through social media and present its views to the public, but at the same time, problems started arising in the internet. The speed of people's internet access has reduced considerably. The party has held the government responsible for this.

Common people also have to bear the brunt of political battles in Pakistan, due to which people have to face many problems. Something similar happened on Saturday 21st January. When internet users in Pakistan had to struggle. Actually, general elections are going to be held in the country in February, all the parties are making preparations for this with full enthusiasm. At the same time, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, the party of former Prime Minister of the country Imran Khan, has also started preparations for the elections. The party had organized a program on social media to address the people of the country, but due to the internet the program failed completely.

According to the information, it was announced by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Party that its virtual program will be started at 8 pm. So that the party could connect with the people through social media and present its views to the public, but at the same time, problems started arising in the internet. People's internet access speed reduced considerably and network issues started appearing somewhere.

Government responsible for internet down

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Party has held the government responsible for this problem. Taking aim at the present government, the party said that this message is being given to the whole world that the government does not care about the fundamental human rights of the people and the right to freedom of expression, it is openly suppressing these rights for its own benefit.

Internet remained down on Saturday

According to Pakistani media, the internet was running very slow on Saturday. While giving information, Internet Tracking Agency said that social media platforms including X, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube were affected due to Internet across Pakistan. People faced a lot of problems due to internet not working. This incident happened when opposition leader Imran Khan's party PTI was organizing a meeting through social media.

Net down even during virtual fundraiser launching

Well, this is not the first time that Imran Khan's party has faced such problems. Earlier on January 7 also, the party had to face internet problems. That PTI was trying to raise funds for the general elections. For this, the party was about to launch a virtual fundraiser but at the same time the internet was down across the country.

PTI accused the government

The party alleges that the government had done the same last time and has done the same this time too. PTI leaders and supporters said that by shutting down the internet, the caretaker government of Pakistan is trying to suppress the voice of their party, which is extremely shameful. For this, the party had also demanded the resignation of the acting IT Minister.

A spokesperson of Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has denied these allegations. He says that all social media networks are active and the Telecom Authority has not received any complaint related to the internet.


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