Many users in Pakistan were unable to access Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram on Tuesday night because the prominent social media networks were all down.
Users are currently unable to enter into their accounts on all three sites, therefore they are unable to publish or read anything, according to the outage-tracking website Downdetector.com.
Many smartphone users are also saying that WhatsApp is not functioning properly on both computers and mobile devices. Mobile services and access to YouTube has also been suspended in Pakistan.
Following nationwide demonstrations by PTI employees and supporters in response to party chairman Imran Khan’s arrest, social media sites including WhatsApp were shut down.
On the basis of a warrant issued by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), Rangers officers detained the former prime minister earlier today from the Islamabad High Court (IHC) grounds. Following his detention, the PTI asked its followers to protest.
Workers from the PTI then staged demonstrations in a number of cities, including Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Lahore, Karachi, Gujranwala, Faisalabad, Multan, Peshawar, and Mardan.
Near Nursery in Karachi, protesters and police engaged in physical conflict. They destroyed a bus, tore down street lights, and flung stones at and set fire to police cars. According to accounts, police fired tear gas rounds at the demonstrators.
Other cities where protests took place also saw public property damaged, including Rawalpindi and Lahore.