By News Desk
The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) issued on Tuesday a notification banning the use of social media websites and YouTube in its offices across the country.
Following the order, websites, including YouTube, Facebook and Twitter, will be blocked at ECP’s national secretariat in Islamabad, as well as its provincial offices.
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“…the Competent Authority has directed to block social media websites (ie Youtube, Facebook, Twitter etc) on all networks of ECP secretariat as well as PEC offices, including field offices with immediate effect,” the letter read.
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The provincial election commissioners were directed to ensure orders are followed and the websites are blocked immediately with the help of provincial general managers of PTCL and National Telecommunication Corporation (NTC).