Social media posts have been popping here are there about the unavailability of reddit in Pakistan and after trying for more than a few times, the obvious conclusion seems to be that the website has been blocked in the country.
— Furqan Tafseer (@furqantafseer) October 20, 2017
— UMΛR ΛLI CHOUDHRY (@u_gr3y) October 21, 2017
Blocked on Zong (my mobile network) and on Fiberlink (home internet)
— UMΛR ΛLI CHOUDHRY (@u_gr3y) October 22, 2017
@reddit Can you please ask Pakistan Telecommunication Authority why have they blocked your site for whole country?
— Adeel (@adeelhh) October 21, 2017
Reddit is an American social news aggregation, web content rating, and discussion website that enables people to disseminate information freely.
Pakistan is not unfamiliar with blocking of various websites especially social media platforms and it can be possible that the government has taken down the site for reasons unknown to us all.
Update: the site is up and running in Pakistan but we are still not sure as to what caused the initial disruption in the service and why most of the people were not able to reach their favorite social media platform.