Pakistan quickly blocks social media platforms amid anti-France protests by proscribed outfit TLP

Pakistan quickly blocks social media platforms amid anti-France protests by proscribed outfit TLP

This comes a day after the federal government banned radical Islamist celebration, Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan, whose supporters clashed with regulation enforcement businesses

Pakistan temporarily blocks social media platforms amid anti-France protests by proscribed outfit TLP

Supporters of Tehreek-e-Labiak Pakistan, a radical Islamist political celebration, chant slogans throughout a protest towards the arrest of their celebration chief, Saad Rizvi, in Lahore on Thursday. AP

Islamabad: The Pakistan authorities on Friday ordered hours-long shut down of social media and on the spot messaging platforms, after days of violent anti-France protests.

In a discover to the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority, the Inside Ministry requested a “full blocking” of Twitter, Fb, Whatsapp, YouTube and Telegram till 3pm (1100 GMT).

It gave no purpose for the ban, however it comes a day after French nationals and firms in Pakistan have been suggested by their embassy to quickly go away within the wake of the rallies led by an extremist celebration that paralysed massive components of the nation and left two law enforcement officials useless.

Political events ceaselessly use social media platforms to rally supporters.

Hundreds of Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan supporters took to the streets after their chief was detained Tuesday following his requires the expulsion of the French ambassador.

Anti-French sentiment has been festering for months in Pakistan since President Emmanuel Macron lent his help to a satirical journal’s proper to republish cartoons depicting Prophet Mohammed – deemed blasphemous by many Muslims.

Prime Minister Imran Khan’s authorities has struggled to convey Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan to heel through the years, however this week introduced an outright ban towards the group, successfully labelling it a terrorist outfit.

Additional safety personnel have been deployed to the French embassy – inside a guarded diplomatic enclave closed to the general public – and extra transport containers positioned as fortifications round its outer wall.

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