Internet Shutdowns

Local Impact

There have been reports of mobile Internet services being partially suspended in parts of the Azad Jammu and Kashmir region in northern Pakistan to stop protesters marching towards the regional capital. According to reports, protesters are marching against inflation.

[Update 14 March]

According to recent reports, the Chief Secretary of Azad Kashmir announced on Tuesday, 14 March, that Internet services have been restored in Azad Jammu and Kashmir following the authorities accepting protesters’ demands.

Data and Analysis

It’s difficult to measure the effect of local/regional Internet shutdowns as most measurements are done at a country level.


Shutdown Type
Affected Regions
Azad Jammu and Kashmir
Affected Services
Mobile Internet
In the News

Rangers deployed, internet suspended to counter AAC protest against inflation — Dunya News

Third day of protests: Calm returns, wheel-jam, shutdown persist in AJK — Pakistan Today

Demands of Azad Kashmir Awami Action Committee accepted, new rates of electricity and flour fixed, Internet restored — Breaking Latest News