pakistan
Friday Aug 19 2022
By
Web Desk

PTA says internet services restored across Pakistan

By
Web Desk
Reuters representational image showing internet cables.
Reuters representational image showing internet cables.
  • PTA says all iinternet services in Pakistan "have been restored to normal".
  • Says the "technical fault in data networks which caused internet outage in Pakistan has been resolved".
  • PTCL earlier attributed "technical faults" in optical fiber network to heavy rains and floods.

Pakistan Telecommunication Authority on Friday afternoon said that all internet services in Pakistan have been restored, hours after an outage was reported across the country.

"The technical fault in data networks which caused internet outage in Pakistan has been resolved," read a press release issued by the authority.

PTA said that all iinternet services in Pakistan "have been restored to normal".

Earlier in the day, the Pakistan Telecommunication Company Ltd said that its optical fiber network is experiencing "technical faults" due to heavy rains and floods and assured subscribers work is underway to restore services.

"Due to heavy rains and floods, PTCL's optical fiber network is experiencing some technical faults," read a statement posted on Twitter.

"As a result, PTCL users in Northern and Central regions are facing internet outage," the statement said, adding that teams are working to restore the services "on priority".

Prior to PTCL's statement, the PTA said internet connectivity problems have been reported by the PTCL and have been caused by an "issue" in data networks between the South and North regions.

"As reported by PTCL, issue has been reported in data networks between South and North which is causing internet connectivity issues," the authority said.

Without elaborating any further on the nature of the problem at the time, PTA said that the "issue" is being investigated.

The statement added that the PTA is monitoring the situation and will keep users updated.

Internet services went down all over the country, Geo News reported Friday morning.

The outage included internet connections of private organisations, home users and offices in general.