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Friday, April 19, 2024  
09 Shawwal 1445  

X services restored in Pakistan after brief disruption

Social media platform services were restricted for more than 24 hours in country

The services of X, formerly called Twitter, were restored on Monday following a brief disruption earlier in the day.

Staff members of Aaj News were unable to access the social media platform at 12:10pm even with the use of a Virtual Private Network (VPN).

The social media platform went down in Pakistan on Saturday evening amid protests against rigging in general elections and allegations of electoral fraud.

Netblocks, an independent internet observatory, said on Sunday that the services were restricted in the country for the past 24 hours.

“Update: Metrics show that X/Twitter has now been restricted in #Pakistan for 24 hours, the latest and longest in a series of nation-scale internet censorship measures imposed by authorities as reports of election fraud emerge,” it said in a post with a picture of metrics.

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