Internet suspension: LHC issues notice to govt.

LAHORE -- The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Thursday issued notices to federal government and others over the suspension of internet services in the country as protests broke out following the arrest of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan, media reported.

Hearing the petition, filed by Lawyer Abuzar Salman Khan Niazi, the court summoned a reply from authorities by May 22.

In the petition, Lawyer Abuzar Salman pleaded the court to order restoration of internet services and social media platforms, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

'This right has been conferred on the people of Pakistan under Article 19-A of the Constitution. The same cannot be abridged, curtailed and eliminated through imposition of blanket ban, prohibition orders. Thus, the impugned...

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