PTA restores internet service in six districts of Balochistan after 5 years
The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has restored internet service in six districts of Balochistan after 5 years. In pursuance of the government’s vision of provision of internet service, after security review by concerned departments, the PTA has directed operators to restore internet services, a press release of the authority stated.
The PTA notification widely shared on social media networks with people appreciating the decision of the government. The districts include Kech, Awaran, Washuk, Panjgur, and other districts.
Chief Minister Balochistan, Jam Kamal Khan also took to social media network Twitter and appreciated the decision.
Restoration of the internet was a long-standing demand of the people
Restoration of internet service was one of the long-standing demands of masses of these six districts. Political parties and people belonging to various walks of life were demanding the restoration of the internet service. Common people in general and students, in particular, were facing a lot of difficulties because of the non-availability of internet facilities in these six districts.
The government had suspended the internet service in the aftermath of the deteriorating law and order situation five years back. However, the law and order situation has improved now.