I’ve just been told that Pakistan has suddenly shut off electronic communications. That would not be a good sign, especially in light of this.

For confirmation, so far all I’ve found is this item, which suggests that the issue is more specific — though I’d be inclined to think that’s just smoke.

Oh, and there’s this.

Update: It does seem that the blackout is restricted to BlackBerry services for foreign diplomats and staff.

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  1. JK says

    Yes, the shut-off is aimed specifically at “diplomatic channel Blackberry use” but it appears the Paks used a a blunderbuss rather than a Model 700.

    Posted January 31, 2011 at 3:18 pm | Permalink