Facebook has blocked siasat.pk which is known because of its anti-government and pro-PTI stance. This was confirmed by Adeel Habib who is the owner and admin of the page. Siasat.pk is the leading political forum in Pakistan with a Facebook page of 3.7 million likes.
— Siasat.pk (@siasatpk) May 6, 2017
Facebook users are also unable to share any links from Siasat.pk, whenever you try to post a link it says ‘You can’t post this because it has a blocked link’.
Previously it was blocked by PTA but under public pressure the page was unblocked. Team of Siasat.pk believes that this time Facebook has blocked the page on the request of government.
— Adeel Habib (@adeel786) May 6, 2017
Facebook recently had an agreement with Pakistani government under which it is bound to block pages on the request of PTA. Siasat.pk Team have raised their concerns to Facebook and has requested the reason for blocking the page, Facebook has not responded yet.
Social media users have started a campaign in support of siasat.pk with hashtag #WeStandWithSiasatpk which is trending in Pakistan.