ISLAMABAD: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) on Thursday demanded immediate restoration of cellular and internet services across Pakistan as voters go to polls in the 2024 general elections today, News reported.
According to HRCP, the ongoing disruption in services comes despite the Sindh High Court directing the caretaker government to ensure uninterrupted internet services on polling day.
|2024 General Elections in Pakistan
|Disruption of cellular and internet services
|Immediate restoration of services
|Suspension of services for security reasons
|8 AM to 5 PM
|Over 128 million
With the PTA claiming that they have not received any instructions from the government to shut down internet services, the lack of transparency about where, when and for how long the disruption will take place is worrisome, the official statement said. Continued, that this affects the right of voters and the possibility of the right to information. Transmission of results.
On the other hand, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan has also requested to identify the people who gave this order.
Earlier, the Ministry of Interior of Pakistan had suspended mobile phone and internet services throughout Pakistan to maintain peace and order during the 2024 elections.
“As a result of the recent incidents of terrorism in the country, precious lives have been lost, security measures are necessary to maintain peace and order and to deal with possible threats, that’s why mobile service throughout the country It has been temporarily suspended.” The ministry said in a message on X (formerly Twitter).
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Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) 8300 SMS service has also been affected after the suspension of internet and cellular services across Pakistan.
It is worth noting that the voting started at eight o’clock in the morning and will continue until five o’clock in the afternoon because more than 128 million voters will cast their votes for the national and provincial assemblies for the next five years. Appoint representatives. The most unexpected general election in Pakistan’s political history.