The Pakistan government government restored access to Twitter before midnight Sunday, about eight hours after it initially blocked access to the micro blogging site. Pakistan had blocked the site because it refused to remove tweets considered offensive to Islam.
The Pakistani government blocked access to the social networking service Twitter for much of Sunday, after publicly holding Twitter responsible for promoting what it described as a blasphemous cartoon contest taking place on Facebook, officials said.
The restoration of Twitter service late in the evening was as sudden as its suspension earlier in the day. No official statement or explanation was given for an act that some rights campaigners saw as much as a warning shot at the media and public expression as a reaction to controversial content.
Interior Minister Rehman Malik tweeted that he had talked to the Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani and informed him about how people were feeling about blocking of Twitter, a social networking website. “PM ordered to reopen the twitter”, he said.
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