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Flights resume at Islamabad airport as internet services restored

Flights resume at Islamabad airport as internet services restored

Flight operations at Islamabad's Benazir Bhutto International Airport were restored on Sunday following a temporary suspension earlier due to fault in a submarine internet cable, which has since been repaired, DawnNews reported.

Internet services were restored after a 38-hour-long disruption caused by a fault in the India-Middle East-Western Europe submarine cable.

The disruption prevented airport officials confirming flight schedules and ticket bookings, as a result of which at least eight flights domestic and international flights were cancelled earlier today, airport officials told DawnNews.

The cancelled flights include:



According to ProPakistani, two other submarine cables, SEA-ME-WE 4 and TW1, have been offline since last month due to similar flaws, which has resulted in a bottleneck after I-ME-WE's breakdown.

The loss of these three submarine cables leaves Pakistan relying on SEA-ME-WE 3, SEA-ME-WE 5 and the AAE-1 submarine cables, out of which SEA-ME-WE 3 operates in a limited capacity, while the other two were installed only recently, ProPakistani had said.

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