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Pakistan Cuts Mobile Service as Contentious Election Gets Underway

HeadlineFeb 08, 2024

Pakistan cut off cellphone and internet service earlier today just as voting began in a national election marred by controversy. Opposition candidates say the telecommunications cutoff is just the latest move by Pakistan’s military-backed interim government to rig the election. Pakistan’s Interior Ministry said the move was needed to “mitigate potential security threats.” On Wednesday, a pair of bombings outside campaign offices in the province of Balochistan killed 30 people.

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