ISLAMABAD – Pakistan has shut off internet and cellular services in parts of the country where people could not access the internet, the move comes as Pakistan’s former prime minister Imran Khan was arrested outside the High Court in the capital, Islamabad.
The arrest of the populist leader prompted massive unrest as thousands of supporters of former premier hit the streets, which prompted the government to limit the cellular services in Islamabad, Lahore, and other parts of the country.
As the protests grow, Internet services have either been unavailable or extremely patchy in sensitive areas, particularly near Cantonment areas. This disruption in broadband service and cellular services was also reported.
Several internet users who are struggling to get cellular and internet services took to Twitter to share their ordeal.
Social Media Reactions
internet services down everywhere in Pakistan??
— ASAD (@Tolerant_Boy_) May 9, 2023
Bol News has shutdown their transmission.
— Adeel Raja (@adeelraja) May 9, 2023
The internet has been down all over Pakistan since morning.
Shehbaz Sharif gives a subtle threat to Imran Khan minutes prior to the latter’s detention & attack.
Remember what @ImranKhanPTI said before leaving for the IHC: -/1
— Zara Hafeez (@zara_hafeez) May 9, 2023
After the abduction of former Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan, mobile service, internet service has been stopped in the name of law and order situation in Pakistan.#imrankhan
— lmene MedIes (@tturk_0) May 9, 2023
No More Internet in Pakistan.@UNHumanRights
— Waqar Khan™️🥇 (@waqaristic111) May 9, 2023
Internet service has been disabled in Pakistan https://t.co/pXnkC6H93w
— AJ Malik (@Architectdecke1) May 9, 2023
Government is sabotaging the Internet speeds. #Pakistan #ImranKhanarrested
— Khamosh Mujahid (@KhamoshMuj) May 9, 2023
Former Pakistan PM Imran Khan arrested by paramilitary forces in Islamabad