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Skype, WhatsApp to be blocked in Pakistan
Johannesburg, October 04, 2013
First Published: 14:33 IST(4/10/2013)
Last Updated: 14:35 IST(4/10/2013)

Pakistan's southern Sindh province has reportedly decided to block access to online communication networks including Skype and WhatsApp for three months to curb terrorism.

Sindh's Information Minister Sharjeel Memon said that the administration is compelled to ban those networks for three months over security reasons.

According to News24, police officials claim that these online applications were frequently being used by terrorists and criminal elements.

The country shutdown access to YouTube in September last year after the site failed to take down an anti-Islam film that had sparked furious protests across the Muslim world.

The report added that the other networks to face the ban include apps such as Tango and Viber.

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