Pakistani netizens have sigh of relief after restoration of Internet services

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By Muhammad Luqman
Internet services that remained virtually suspended across Pakistan for about 24 hours, have been restored , announced country’s major telecom player, Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) on Sunday.
“ The internet suspension was due to a major outage in the international submarine cable system IMV led to disruption in internet services over the weekend,” General Manager, PTCL Imran Janjua said.
Internet subscribers faced severe difficulties after the 13,000km-long IMV cable, extending from India till France, was affected by a technical fault in Red Sea near Saudi port city of Jeddah on Saturday.
Imran Janjua said that work was still in progress to fix the CMV 4.
Outage in international submarine cable systems providing internet bandwidth to Pakistan, IMEWE was responsible for the internet problems in the South Asian country.
Another international cable system SEA-ME-WE 4 is already under repair by the international consortium, PTCL General Manager said.
TWA and Pakistan Telecommunication Limited (PTCL) are the only two companies with landing rights in Pakistan for internet and voice data traffic.
Meanwhile, the internet outage in Pakistan disrupted the flight operations at capital,s Benazir Bhutto International airport, resulting in cancellation of at least eight domestic and international flights.
Among the cancelled flights were Dubai-bound PA210, Manchester-bound 701, Madina-bound NL705 and Karachi-bound PA201, according to flight inquiry.
Dubai-Islamabad flight PA211, Karachi-Islamabad flight PK368, Jeddah-Islamabad flight 742 and Madina-Islamabad flight NL706 were also cancelled.

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