The earthquake in Azad Jammu and Kashmir’s around Mirpur has not only caused catastrophic destruction but has also damaged the telecommunication system. Special Communications Organization, which is the largest telecommunication organization in Azad Jammu and Kashmir, assessed the losses and immediately started the work to restore the system in the affected areas.
Earthquake damaged the optical fiber cable across a 6 to 7 km area from Afzalpur to Jatlan, which completely shut down 9 (BTS sites), (S/NET), and landline telephone facilities. SCO trained staff restored all the services including mobile SNET and landline, via alternative routes in the shortest time possible.
People appreciated and thanked the Special Communications Organization for restoring the telecommunication facility in such a short span of time.
In addition, the Special Communication Organization has announced a special package for earthquake victims through which users of Mirpur Kotli and Bhimber will be able to receive (1000) minutes, (1000) SMS and (1000 MB) of data free of cost from 25 September to 30th September so that they can stay in touch with their loved ones during this difficult time.