Why Facebook is not working in Pakistan

Social media platforms Facebook, Messenger, and Instagram experienced widespread disruptions in Pakistan and other regions on Tuesday. Users faced log-in issues, leading to widespread concern and frustration. In this article, we delve into the reasons behind the outage and provide updates on the current status.

1. The Outage Situation:

  • Facebook, Messenger, and Instagram Unavailable: Users across Pakistan and various parts of the world reported being unable to access Facebook, Messenger, and Instagram.
  • Twitter and Other Platforms React: Social media users turned to Twitter and other platforms to share their experiences and seek information about the outage.
  • Log-Out Issues: Many users found themselves unexpectedly logged out of both Facebook and Instagram.

2. Downdetector Reports:

  • Surge in Error Reports: Downdetector, a prominent monitoring service, recorded a significant increase in error reports around 8:20 PST.
  • Instagram Feeds Not Refreshing: Instagram users specifically noted that their feeds were not refreshing as usual.

3. Meta’s Silence:

  • Lack of Communication: Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, has not issued any official statement regarding the glitch responsible for the outage.
  • Speculation and Concerns: The absence of communication from Meta has fueled speculation and raised concerns among users.

4. Real-Time Monitoring:

  • Graphs and Trends: Real-time internet and social media outage monitoring services observed a spike in reports of social sites’ outages around 8:16 pm.
  • Ongoing Investigation: Experts are actively investigating the cause of the disruption, but no conclusive information has been released yet.


While the outage persists, users are advised to stay informed through reliable sources and official announcements. As the situation evolves, we hope for a swift resolution to restore access to these essential social platforms.

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