The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority will not be registering any virtual private networks after June 30.
The authority has reminded VPN users on Twitter that the registration is for their own safety and to ensure legal business activities across the country.
Press Release: PTA is continuing with the process of registration of Virtual Private Networks (#VPNs). The exercise is being undertaken to promote legal #ICT services / business in Pakistan and safety of telecom users. pic.twitter.com/RHvS9eBHU1— PTA (@PTAofficialpk) June 10, 2020
A VPN helps create a secure connection to another network over the internet and shields browsing activity from prying eyes. They can also be used to access region-restricted websites.