During the evening of today, Islamabad’s internet services for the G-11 sector of the city abruptly ceased to work for around two hours. This outage affected both home broadband internet services and mobile data as part of the overall outage.
It is estimated that the disruption started around 10AM and ended around 11:45AM. Many Internet Service Providers (ISPs) as well as mobile networks were down during this time, including Jazz, Ufone, Zong, and others. A notification was sent to Jazz users informing them that the service was unavailable due to an outage.
In some areas of Islamabad and Rawalpindi, Ufone’s internet services are currently suspended due to instructions given by the GOP (Government of Pakistan) and will remain suspended until further notice in some areas of Islamabad and Rawalpindi.
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Approximately 11 a.m., Ufone will be closing the area between Rawat/GT road interchange and F-8 Markaz as part of the closure.
I have attached a screenshot for you to look at.
However, it is still unclear which parts of Rawalpindi were affected, but according to multiple ProPakistani employees, there was a period of time when internet services in some areas of Rawalpindi, including G-9, G-11, and E-11, ceased to work.
There were still a lot of people experiencing slow Internet speeds even after services had been restored at around 11:45 PM. However, it is worthwhile to point out that areas further away from the sector G-11, including suburban areas, were not affected by the storm.
As far as I know, this is probably related to former PM Imran Khan’s court hearing at the Judicial Complex in G-11, but there hasn’t been any official confirmation about the matter yet.