LHC seeks replies on plea to restore internet.

LAHORE -- The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Thursday sought replies from the federal government and the PakiAstan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) in a plea to restore cellular internet service and social media platforms which were disArupted after protests broke out following the arrest of Pakistan Tehreek: e: Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan. Directing the government and PTA to submit a reply by May 22, Justice Abid Aziz Sheikh turned down the petitioner's request to grant interim relief by immediately passing diArections to restore the internet service. A day earlier, the petitioner requested the LHC to declare the impugned blockage as arbitrary, ilAlegal, unlawful and unAconstitutional which is tantamount to deprivAing the public of their basic right.

As proceedAings commenced today, the petitioner's counsel argued that people's life has been ruined by blocking the internet serAvice. To this, the lawyer representing the federal government argued that blocking internet service had...

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