X ban in Pakistan, court said- take decision within a week
X ban in Pakistan, court said- take decision within a week

Pakistan has officially announced a ban on Elon Musk's social media platform 'X' today. The government had issued orders to ban 'X' in February, citing security concerns. However, it is now confirmed by the Pakistan government.

Sindh High Court Orders Reversal of Ban

The Sindh High Court (SHC) has directed the government to lift the ban on 'X', the microblogging site owned by Elon Musk. According to reports, the court has given the government one week to revoke the ban.

Government Cites Security Concerns

According to affidavits filed by the Pakistan government in court, the ban on 'X' was deemed necessary due to misuse of the platform, which posed national security concerns. As of now, 'X' has not issued any statement regarding this matter.

'X' Inaccessible in Pakistan Since February 2024

Many Pakistani users had reported difficulties accessing 'X' on other social media platforms earlier this year in February. This indicates that 'X' has been inaccessible in Pakistan since February 2024. The ban in Pakistan confirms the long-standing suspension of the social media platform. Several users have also confirmed the ban on 'X' through the use of Virtual Private Networks (VPNs).

Background of the Issue

The ban on several social media platforms was enforced by the Pakistan government on February 8 during the general elections. Internet services were also suspended throughout Pakistan on the day of voting. However, after the elections, many social media platforms resumed their services. Nevertheless, users were unable to access 'X'.

In response, the Sindh High Court ordered the Telecommunication Authority to restore the services of 'X'. However, the government did not comply with the court's order to restore 'X' services. Now, the government has filed affidavits in court citing 'X' as a threat to national security. This move has stirred discussions about internet freedom and censorship in Pakistan, with many expressing concerns about the implications of such bans on freedom of speech and access to information.

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