KARACHI: Internet ser­vices were restored after brief disruptions in parts of the country on Tu­e­sday, Dawn.com reported.

According to Downdet­e­c­tor, which tracks outages by collating status reports from several sources, users reported issues with the services of three internet service providers — Pakis­tan Teleco­m­munica­tion Com­­pany Ltd (PTCL), Tra­nsworld Home, and Nayatel — shortly after noon.

Around 4pm, the internet tracker showed that user reports indicated no current problems with the latter two and possible problems with PTCL.

Internet monitor Netbl­ocks also reported the disruption followed by the recovery. It said operators had attributed the disturbance to a “technical issue”.

For PTCL, users had reported a disruption in services primarily from Lahore, Karachi and Rawalpindi. For Trans­world Home, issues were earlier reported from Lahore, Karachi, Rawal­pindi and Peshawar.

For Nayatel, users had reported issues from Rawalpindi, Lahore and near Okara.

In an email to customers, seen by Dawn.com, Transworld Home said that there was an “unexpected nationwide outage affecting internet services in Pakistan”.

Today’s disruption came as access to social media platform X has been large­­ly disrupted in the country since February 17, after former commissioner Rawal­­­pindi Liaquat Ali Chatta made a statement in front of the media claiming that the “elections were rigged”.

Published in Dawn, April 10th, 2024

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