Google Websites Get Disrupted in Pakistan

GoogleDownGoogle Websites, including Gmail, Bloggers, Google Search and others, were inaccessible today in Pakistan for customers on various ISPs, for the second time in less than a week’s time.

These websites remained inaccessible for at least 45 minutes before the access was restored around 1:30 PM. Experts say that this disruption may occur again, anytime in future.


Experts are opining that such major downtime for a single host (Google in case) is primarily caused due to hardware failure or a software glitch at international gateway level.

In a facebook update, Badar Khushnood, country consultant for Google has mentioned that Google websites are seemingly down only for those users who are directly or indirectly getting their services from PTCL.


Earlier, Google websites were down on April 19th, 2011 in Pakistan.


We are yet to get any update from PTCL to have their version on this.


Tech reporter with over 10 years of experience, founder of ProPakistani.PK

  • Suhaib Malik

    Yes faced service interruption of gmail and google using wateen

  • It’s not a ISP issue (PTCL). I am using wi-tribe and I was not able to access Google search and Gmail for round about half an hour.

    • Shahid Saleem

      It depends on what wi-tribe UPSTREAM is. Do they use same link as PTCL?

  • admin

    All those ISPs getting stream from PTCL were impacted

  • Saad Durrani

    Faced that.

  • KM


    it was just a 15-20 min outage.
    after min every thing was back to normal.

  • KM

    after 20 min every thing was back to normal hardware failures for sure

  • KM

    Sorry having key board problem

    no hw failures for sure

  • same problem with me i think they have dns problem

  • Disrupt NY :)

  • Scrinner

    It’s because they’re setting up cache servers, probably redirecting google traffic or doing testing. Don’t ask me how I know that.

    • Shahid Saleem

      It is no secret that google gives own cache servers to big ISPs. One day when I was installing an android app using wifi I checked the web proxy logs and it said the app was downloaded from TW1, not from US.

      PTCL and TW1 transparent proxies are bad idea. Bad for web developers, bad for users. Plus no one knows what infos they are collecting on us.

  • There was much problem in google services yesterday. It was not just for an hour.. I used PTCL DSL at two different places in Lahore i.e:Garden Town and Gulberg and in both cases Gmail was not working for the whole day, while blogger,and google was working the whole day except that particular time mentioned in the article.

  • I had problem with Blogger :(

  • Asad

    Faced it for last 15 days on wi-tribe, now it is fixed for my home wi-tribe connection, but still same for my office connection