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PTA restores internet services in 6 Balochistan districts

Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has allowed telecommunication operators to restore internet services in several districts of Balochistan and Khyber district in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa after five years.

This decision was made after reviewing the security situation in these areas, the interior ministry then directed the telecom operators for restoration of internet services in Khyber district of KPK and certain districts of Balochistan.

The areas include Turbat city, Kech, Awaran, Panjgur, Washuk & Kalat along the highways i.e. RCDH, N-30, N-85, and Awaran-Bela Road.

The PTA also said that cellular mobile operators (CMOs) will be directed to upgrade their existing infrastructure from 2G to 3G/ 4G wherever feasible, and consider network expansion so that better voice and data services can be extended to residents of these areas.

“The restoration of data services will help residents to fulfill their educational, health, commerce and communication needs. Restoration of internet services in other areas will be implemented in a phased manner, subject to review of the security situation,” the PTA said in its press release.

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