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Notices issued to PTA and Information Ministry on closure of X – Prime Time News24



The Islamabad Excessive Courtroom (IHC) on Tuesday issued notices to the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) and Ministry of Info over the closure of X, previously Twitter.

IHC Chief Justice Aamer Farooq performed a listening to on the petition filed by a citizen in opposition to the X outage for greater than two weeks.

Through the listening to, IHC CJ requested: “Is X closed?”

The petitioner’s lawyer advised the court docket that X had been closed in Pakistan since February 17.

“This matter was additionally earlier than the Sindh Excessive Courtroom, what occurred to it?” Justice Farooq inquired.

The lawyer knowledgeable the court docket that the SHC will hear a petition associated to contempt of court docket as we speak.

Justice Farooq mentioned that the court docket was issuing notices for the subsequent week.

It’s pertinent to say that SHC Chief Justice Aqeel Ahmed Abbasi on February 21 ordered the PTI to instantly restore the web providers within the nation.

The orders got here throughout a listening to on a case in regards to the shutdown of web service and social media platforms the place the difficulty of restriction on web providers on Election Day was additionally mentioned.

Web providers and social media platforms together with X, previously often called Twitter, Fb, and different providers had been restricted because the polling started on February 8.

The caretaker authorities had mentioned that the motion was taken owing to menace alerts and for the security of voters throughout the nation.

Whereas, the web providers had been largely restored the next day, person started going through points accessing X on February 17.

The social media platform has since been restricted intimately throughout the nation as customers complained of sluggish or non-accessibility to the platform.

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