Internet Goes Down in Most Parts of Pakistan [Update]

Update: PTA has stated that the technical fault in data networks that caused the internet outage in Pakistan has been resolved. All internet services in Pakistan have been restored to normal.

PTCL users are facing internet outages throughout the country, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has confirmed. In a Twitter post, the regulatory body said that PTCL has reported issues in “data networks between South and North which is causing internet connectivity issues.”

Users of almost all Internet Service Providers (ISPs) are voicing their issues on Twitter. Meanwhile, PTA has said that it is monitoring the situation and further updates will be shared accordingly.

#PTCL is already trending on Twitter while users of other ISPs including Nayatel, Zong, and Telenor in a number of regions are complaining that they are also facing trouble in internet browsing.

Previously, ProPakistani reported that the Telenor network is experiencing issues due to countrywide rains and floods.

Due to heavy rains and flash floods in parts of Sindh and Central Punjab, optical fiber networks have been damaged. As a result, many of our customers may be experiencing service disruptions, which we deeply regret. Our field teams are working hard to restore services as a priority.

  • If everything is down, then how come people are able to Tweet/WhatsApp/Instagram; including viewing this article and commenting here! ;)

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