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  • Internet services disrupted across Pakistan as submarine cables go offline

    Internet services across the country were impacted on Tuesday evening, following a fault that developed in international submarine cables that connect Pakistan...

    "We regret to inform you that due to international submarine cable fault, internet services are impacted across Pakistan," said Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) in a post on Twitter...

  • Internet services across Pakistan disrupted, restored

    ISLAMABAD: Internet users across the country had to experience slow browsing and service degradation for several hours due to a technical fault in the international submarine cable that occurred near Doha on Sunday...

    According to a statement issued by the Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL), the internet services were impacted by a technical fault in the AAE-1 cable due to which the users might have faced service...

  • Internet services disrupted across Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD: Internet services faced disruptions across the country on Wednesday as one of its six international submarine cables developed a fault...

    The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) confirmed that due to a fault in an international submarine cable system near Abu Talat, Egypt, users faced some degradation in internet services...

  • Comsats and IIU record resounding victories

    Both games were played at Islamabad’s Comsats Ground, where the hosts and International Islamic University (IIU) recorded comfortable wins over their opponents...

    In the opening game of the day, Comsats prevailed over Nust by a five-wicket margin...

  • Uplift of Comsats approved; funds sought in upcoming budget

    GUJRAT: The National Assembly Standing Committee on Planning and Development has approved the uplift of Gujrat campus of Comsats Institute of Information Technology (CIIT) for which the relevant ministry, the Higher Education Commission (HEC) and the Comsats management have been asked to make arrangements for allocation of funds in the upcoming budget...

    The project was earlier included in the Pakistan Social Development Party (PSDP)...

  • Following Comsats pro-rector’s removal, NTS’ future murky

    ISLAMABAD: The suspension of Comsats Institute of Information Technology (CIIT) Pro-Rector Haroon Rashid – whose doctoral thesis was found to be up to 72pc plagiarised – has stirred debate over the future of the National Testing Service (NTS), of which Mr Rashid was CEO...

    Mr Haroon was suspended by the Comsats board of governors, and asked to appear before the board on June 17 to explain his position...

  • Unrecognised program: Comsats degree Students seek award of dual degrees

    ISLAMABAD: Voicing concern over the future of around 3,000 students enrolled under the Comsats-Lancaster dual degree programme, student representatives on Wednesday demanded award of dual-degrees as per commitment to the students...

    Addressing a press conference here at the National Press Club, Central Secretary General, Anjuman Tulba Islam (ATI), Rehan Tahir and Syed Waqar Shah said that around 3,000 students were enrolled in...

  • HEC agrees to accept Comsats’ dual degrees

    ISLAMABAD: The controversy over the dual degree programme of Comsats Institute of Information Technology (CIIT) ended on Thursday after the Higher Education Commission (HEC) consented to accept its degrees...

    The Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) also refused to give recognition to the CIIT’s engineering programme...

  • HEC says Comsats dual degree ‘worthless’

    ISLAMABAD: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has claimed that the Comsats Institute of Information Technology (CIIT) is charging Rs1...

    He said the commission was informed in 2013 that Comsats had started the programme and was charging £2,000 per student...

  • Students awarded degrees at Comsats convocation

    ABBOTTABAD: The Comsats Institute of Information Technology, Abbottabad, which is currently ranked among the top 10 universities of Pakistan, had set a target to enter into the club of top 500 universities of the world, said Dr Syed Mohammad Junaid Zaidi, the institute’s rector, on Monday...

    The rector said in 2015, 1,200 research papers were published by students of Comsats throughout its seven campuses, and this year a target of...

  • Over 570 Comsats graduates get degrees

    ABBOTTABAD: About 578 graduates including PhD scholars were awarded degrees during the first convocation of Comsats University Abbottabad on Monday...

    Dr Arshad paid tribute to the services of founding rector of the university, SM Junaid Zaidi, Dr Haroon Rashid and Dr Khan Gul Jadoon for the development of the campus...

  • PAC body directs action against former Comsats rector

    ISLAMABAD: A parliamentary committee on Monday directed the authorities to take action against the former rector of Comsats University, who was reemployed at the end of his tenure, for offering dual-degree programmes without approval from the Higher Education Commission (HEC)...

    A six-member subcommittee of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), which met at Parliament House for a session convened by Senator Sherry Rehman, was informed...

  • Undersea cable fault strangles internet services

    ISLAMABAD/KARACHI: A fault in the India-Middle East-Western Europe (IMEWE) submarine cable caused consumers and businesses across Pakistan major internet disruptions, the Pakistan Tele­communication Authority (PTA) said on Saturday, adding that customers may experience slow browsing speed...

    However, many people complained that they had no internet service at all...

  • 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...

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