PTCL General Manager Imran Janjua told that internet services had begun to be restored countrywide today, after a major outage in the international submarine cable system IMV led to disruption in internet services over the weekend.
Internet subscribers reportedly faced difficulties after the 13,000km-long IMV cable, extending from India till France, was affected by a technical fault near Jeddah on Saturday.
Work is still under way to fix the CMV 4, Janjua said.
“The international consortium has identified the fault in IMEWE cable near Saudi Arabia and is currently working to resolve the issue,” PTCL tweeted earlier today.
Internet outage at Benazir Bhutto airport; flights affected
The internet outage at Benazir Bhutto International airport disrupted the flight schedule, 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.