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Viber banned in Pakistan

Viber banned in Pakistan



VoIP Communication app Viber have been banned across Pakistan but messages can still be sent and received via instant messaging.

Due to the law and order situation in Karachi, the Sindh government had previously sent an application to the Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan requesting him to ban four instant messaging phone applications including Skype, WhatsApp, Viber and Tango.

In the application the Sindh government had stated that criminals had started to use free communication applications such as Viber and it was necessary to ban these services for the next three months in order to take care of the situation in Karachi and complete the targeted operation.

People across Pakistan turned to social media in anger and disbelief at learning they could no longer make calls via instant messaging and voice-over-Internet Protocol (VoIP) client Viber in various parts of the country.

Social Network users from  Facebook and Twitter, independently confirmed the block on voice calls in all most the major cities in Pakistan.

Earlier, Chaudhry Nisar had said that he was against the ban and had maintained that he was the one who had done away with the tradition of suspending mobile services in the country.

At no point was a country-wide ban on VoIP through the mobile apps discussed, The proposal to ban Skype, WhatsApp, Viber and Tango led to widespread anger and protest.

Share your views with us about the banning VoIP apps, it quite possible that soon Skype and other Instant Messaging apps / Softwares gets banned !

It seems that Now Smartphone and Internet users those who use these apps frequently going to pay the price already there is no sign of Youtube, still the case is in Lahore High Court.


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