Access to Facebook, Twitter and Youtube restored in Pakistan


Access to the social media platforms was restored after 3pm.

After Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) ordered to take all news channels off air, social media access via internet browsers to Facebook, Youtube and Twitter were also temporarily blocked on Saturday.

PEMRA directed news channels to ensure the security of their staff while the situation persisted.

Earlier, PEMRA had barred media from live coverage of Islamabad operation under Media Code of Conduct 2015.

While Facebook, Twitter and Youtube were blocked across Pakistan on internet browsers, reports had been received from certain users who were still able to access the services.