Internet And Social Media Blocked In Pakistan To Control Violence After Arrest Of Imran Khan

The situation has worsened after the arrest of former Prime Minister Imran Khan in Pakistan, which has been facing difficulties for the last few years. Imran Khan was arrested from the court on Tuesday in a case related to corruption. After this violence broke out in many cities of Pakistan. People angry with this arrest had set arson and ransacked. The Pakistani government has ordered a shutdown of internet and social media services to stop the violence and control the situation. Clashes have also taken place at many places between the people committing violence and the police.

Due to this, access of users to social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and YouTube has been almost closed in Pakistan. Clips of violence in different parts of the country were shown on social media after Imran’s arrest. This increased the anger of the workers and supporters of Imran’s party Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI). Pakistan Telecommunication Authority to stop the violence Internet An order to stop the services was given. After this, there was an interruption in the services of YouTube and Twitter. From this social media Nothing is being uploaded on the platforms.

The Islamabad High Court has told Imran’s arrest under the law. In a petition filed in the court, this arrest was demanded to be declared illegal. The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had issued a warrant against Imran in the Al Qadir Trust case. The NAB is under investigation regarding a past agreement between the previous Tehreek-e-Insaf government led by Imran and a big real estate tycoon. In this case, apart from Imran, his wife Bushra Bibi and some PTI leaders are facing investigation. The deal is alleged to have caused a loss of around £190 million to the government.

There is a dispute going on between the present government led by Imran and Nawaz Sharif over the demand of holding elections in Pakistan. Imran has demanded early elections, while the government wants to postpone it. Inflation and unemployment have increased a lot in Pakistan in the last few years. There is also a danger of Pakistan defaulting under the burden of heavy debt.

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