Talking about the Feb 8 polls, Jamaat-i-Islami’s Senator Mushtaq Ahmed has said that mobile and internet services were shut down. “At that moment, it was evident that polls were not free, fair or transparent,” he said.

Speaking in the Senate, he said that X had been shut down on services. “Why were internet and mobile services shut down on Feb 8 polls? Why is X being restricted for three days?”

He went on to say, “Rigging has taken place. You are not facing it. You are fearful.”

He said that the shut down of X was causing educational harm and was an attack on people’s digital rights. He called for the restoration of all social media platforms.

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