By POST Online Media
August 31, 2017
At least eight domestic and international flights at Islamabad’s Benazir Bhutto International Airport were cancelled due to countrywide internet disruptions caused by a submarine cable fault.
Airport officials said that the reason behind the cancellation of flights was the slow internet caused by a fault in the India-Middle East-Western Europe submarine cable, due to which flight schedules and ticket booking could not be confirmed.
It is difficult to tell when the flight schedule will be back to normal, the officials said, adding that flights would resume fully when internet services are restored.
Internet users experienced slow internet browsing owing to a fault that occurred in IMEWE, an international submarine cable system which provides internet bandwidth to Pakistan, near Jeddah, Saudi Arabia recently.
An international consortium was working to remove fault and restore internet services as soon as possible.