Islamabad airport cancels flights due to internet cable fault

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"The fault was located on land in Jeddah at 3:00am on Friday and had affected the entire east side of the India-Middle East-Western Europe (IMEWE) submarine cable", said the PTCL general manager while talking to Dawn.

According to an official of the Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL), internet services have been restored across the country after the global company dealing with the undersea cable fixed the fault.

According to media reports, due to defective global cable system internet consumers faced huge difficulties while using internet service.

PTCL had said earlier the worldwide consortium had identified the fault in IMEWE cable near Saudi Arabia and was now working to resolve the issue. "Customers will face slow internet browsing", PTCL had tweeted on Saturday.

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Pakistan Telecommunications Limited (PTCL) stated the company has successfully arranged for additional bandwidth through our global cable systems & partners.

The custom officials have taken 700 latest cellular phones into custody at Benazir Bhutto International Airport, Islamabad, and started investigation.

According to the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), at least 26 domestic and international flights were delayed over the weekend due to the internet disruptions. Now PTCL Internet Services are now Fully Restored in Pakistan.

Among the cancelled flights were Dubai-bound PA210, Manchester-bound 701, Madina-bound NL705 and Karachi-bound PA201, according to flight inquiry.