PTA denies blocking Amazon Web Services in Pakistan

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The Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA) has not taken any action to block VPNs or other services related to Amazon Web Services (AWS), the authority announced on Twitter.

The clarification followed President of P@SHA, Jehan Ara’s tweet, in which she questioned whether PTA was behind the interruption in AWS. Jehan Ara is also a member of the Prime Minister’s Task Force on IT and Telecom and Punjab Board of Investment and Trade.

After startups began reporting a break in services Jehan Ara tweeted, “If this interruption in access to cloud services is caused by PTA perhaps it is time someone in government did something about it. We don’t need any more of a hit on our economy.”