X faces temporary disruption in Pakistan as users cannot access website, app

More than 400 users have reported inaccessibility to popular microblogging website and app

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Picture showing person touching the Twitter icon on the screen of their phone. — AFP
Picture showing person touching the Twitter icon on the screen of their phone. — AFP

X (formerly Twitter) faced a temporary disruption in Pakistan for more than an hour as hundreds of users had reported to online usage tracking websites after facing trouble accessing the microblogging platform's website and app on Saturday.

The platform remained inaccessible to several users on its website and app across the country for more than an hour, between 4pm and 5:30pm. The cause of the crash was not yet known.

The disruption of the major social media platform came at a time when the nation awaits countrywide election results.

A screengrab of Downdetector taken at 5:30pm.
A screengrab of Downdetector taken at 5:30pm.

More than 400 users have reported the inaccessibility to the website and app, according to DownDetector, detailing that most complaints up to 58% were lodged regarding problems in using X via app, and 23% of users faced problems on the website.

Another online usage tracker, Netblocks also confirmed that the live metrics show a nation-scale disruption to X/Twitter across Pakistan.

However, the users managed to get access to the platform after 5:30pm.

Same genre of outages had been reported globally earlier in the month after the users unable to load tweets, and many others only able to see older posts.

Users in other countries — including Pakistan, India, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Turkiye and Germany — had also reported facing problems with Elon Musk's platform.