Mobile internet services suspended in Balochistan ahead of elections 2018

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) on Friday has suspended mobile internet services in six districts of Balochistan owing to security concerns ahead of July 25 polls.

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According to PTA, the mobile internet services have been suspended in Pishin, Killa Abdullah and Mastung. Meanwhile, the service is already unavailable in Awaran, Kech and Kalat since February.

The ban will remain into effect till July 31st. The service has been disabled on the instructions of the Minister of Interior Affairs.

“Internet service has been disabled on the instructions of the Minister of Interior Affairs,” said PTA.

The blocking of data services will render the RTS and Vote Verification SMS Service (8300), developed by the ECP/ National Database and Registration Authority, ineffective in these districts,” the PTA noted.

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