Pakistan: Balochistan decides to ‘restrict’ internet service in ‘sensitive polling booths’

The caretaker government in Balochistan has decided to keep the internet service restricted in the sensitive polling booths in certain areas of the province in the lead-up to the February 8 polls amid dire security risks due to a spike in terrorist attacks.

Balochistan caretaker Information Minister Jan Achakzai on Sunday night announced the decision, citing a threat of terrorist activity on the polling day. Taking to X, the minister said that there was a risk that the terrorists might use the social media platforms as a means of communication for their nefarious plans.

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Source: The News International