The government of Pakistan has suspended the internet services in the country. For several days the country has been experiencing a shutdown after the arrest of the former Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan. The government of Pakistan initiated the internet shutdown in order to control the violence in the country. However, the country was unable to manage the crisis with care. The people of the country are struggling without access to internet facilities.
The government of Pakistan is struggling to cope with the situation as several people are criticizing the government for prolonged suspension of Internet services. The experts have claimed that the prolonged suspension of services will adversely affect the country. While the country had initiated the suspension with the aim to control violence, the gesture has flipped on them.
Following the suspension necessitated due to the nationwide protests for the arrest of PTI chief Imran Khan, Pakistan has recorded a loss of 2 Billion in Pakistan Currency. The people have also registered their protest on the action of the family. This is due to the issues that they are facing in doing online businesses, education, E-commerce and more. The international bodies have also claimed that the restrictions on access to the internet will affect the economy of the country.
The economy of Pakistan is already struggling. Accordingly, the government can not afford to keep access to the internet restricted. The present circumstances are causing a problem within the business sector of the country. This is because the businesses and tech industry can not function in the present multi day blackout.
International bodies, including Amnesty International have called the situation a violation of human rights. The ban on social media websites will likely cause a pessimistic environment in the country. The international community has called on the immediate restoration of the internet services in the country. They have also called on the government of Pakistan to respect the fundamental freedom of the people of Pakistan.