Friday, May 12, 2023
Famous TikToker Hareem Shah is also among those people who are tired of the government's ban on internet services for the last three days due to violent protests across the country.
The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) suspended mobile broadband services across the country on May 9 following protests that erupted after Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan's arrest.
Enraged PTI supporters resorted to violence attacking military and government buildings in Lahore, Rawalpindi, and Peshawar, while the demonstrations also led to the death of at least nine people.
Taking to Twitter, Hareem replied to Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz's (PML-N) Senior Vice-President Maryam Nawaz's tweet, requesting her to restore the internet services.
"Maryam Bibi, restore the internet for God's sake. My patience is running thin," wrote the TikTok star.
Earlier today, Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah said that the internet services in the country will remain suspended till the people who burned the houses and caused damage to public property are caught.
"Many of these vandals have been identified and their arrests might take some time, till then, the internet services will remain shut," said the interior minister while speaking to Geo News.
“There are many people who used these services legally and they are the ones losing out so we have to keep that under surveillance,” Sanaullah said.
He said that the people who caused damage to the buildings during the protests connected with each on social media.
“Their entire work is done on the internet including the planning and the abuse, all of it is done on social media," said Sanaullah.