Custom officials seize 700 phones from Islamabad Airport

Pakistan to suffer slow internet after cable fault

Internet services in Pakistan were disrupted as a result of a fault in the India-Middle East-Western Europe submarine cable.

Internet services have been restored across the country after a 38-hour-long disruption caused by a fault in an undersea internet cable, said the Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) on Sunday evening.

Citizens continue to face problems as the internet services continue remain affected for the second day, Samaa reported.

During the temporary fault that occurred early on Saturday near Jeddah Saudi Arabia, PTCL had taken necessary measures by arranging additional bandwidth through its other cable systems and global cable business partners to minimize the impact on customers.




Pakistan Telecommunications Limited (PTCL) stated the company has successfully arranged for additional bandwidth through our worldwide cable systems & partners. Now PTCL Internet Services are now Fully Restored in Pakistan.

According to sources custom officials at Benazir Bhutto International Airport, Islamabad have seized 700 latest cellular phones into custody and have started probing the matter.

The internet disruption prevented airport officials confirming flight schedules and ticket bookings, as a result of which at least eight flights domestic and worldwide flights were cancelled on Sunday.

Some of the flights delayed on Saturday were PK-296 Lahore-Rahim Yar Khan, PK 301 Islamabad-Karachi, PK-302 Karachi-Lahore, PK-651 Islamabad-Lahore, PK-203 Lahore-Dubai, PK-716 Medina-Multan, PK-764 Jeddah-Faisalabad, PK762 Jeddah-Karachi, PK-279 Sialkot- Salalah, PK-368 Karachi-Islamabad and PK-754 Riyadh-Islamabad.

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