PTCL blocks ECP site access due to massive traffic – DG IT ECP
Islamabad (Express Tribune / Breaking News / Monday, April 1, 2013) – Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) resorted to blocking access to the Election Commission of Pakistan’s website owing to sudden, massive increases in traffic, said Director-General of the ECP’s IT department on Monday.
Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) official website (http://www.ecp.gov.pk) allegedly started receiving 50,000 visits per minute after the ECP began uploading the nomination papers of candidates. As a result, the website was unavailable for most visitors at the time, and accessibility remained limited throughout the day.
DG IT said that the ECP website itself had no flaws and the commission is trying to find alternatives to handle the site’s traffic.