Thursday, October 03, 2013

Skype, Viber and WhatsApp Shut Down by Sindh Government

Thursday, October 03, 2013
Pakistan follows Saudi Arabic, where Viber is prohibited, banning Voice-over-Internet Protocol (VoIP) and Instant messaging clients Viber, Skype, WhatsApp, Tango and other communication networks for three months in the Sindh Province for security reasons, Express News reported today.

Having switched over from regular mobile services, these networks would be banned because terrorists are using them.

The decision has been taken during a meeting between Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah and other officials including the additional IG Karachi, DG Rangers and representatives of intelligence agencies.

A number of temporary cellular service blocks were implemented in 2013 by the government as an anti-terrorism measure and In 2011,  it was ordered by the government to Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to discontinue all virtual private network (VPN) services in Pakistan for security measures.


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