So… the internet has drastically slowed down across the nation (if you’re reading this while all this is happening, challo good hai aap ka toh chal ra hai); PTCL customers in particular faced this problem, not surprising in the slightest. Anyway, it seems to be a major fault. Even 3G and 4G services are not working properly, some services are suspended altogether. Apparently, there is a technical issue with one of those submarine cables to Pakistan. The cable cuts have happened somewhere near Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Apparently, there is a technical issue with one of those submarine cables to Pakistan. The issue took place somewhere near Saudi Arabia, one cable system that is known as SEA-ME-WE 4 is under repair. Right now with three cables damaged Pakistan is relying on a backup of sorts. Let’s just say the internet here is in ‘deep’ shit.
People were not pleased with crappy internet and expressed their frustration on Twitter (which you need the internet to access lol)
— Ayaz Ali Qureshi (@ayazaliqureshi) August 5, 2017
Internet Slow Down in Across Pakistan Due To Damage Under Sea Cable.
— Faheem Aiss (@faheemlucky831) August 5, 2017
So many submarine cuts have impacted our internet infrastructure, but it doesn't tend to reflect on our planners who are absent and asleep.
— Mohammad Farooq (@MohammadFarooq_) August 5, 2017
A bit harsh don’t you think?
I don't know man but hell is real and it's basically just a very hot place with extremely slow internet. Like Pakistan
— XX (@Sissyfuss_) August 5, 2017
Don’t say that man our bread and butter is dependant on the internet
Pakistan se internet khatam hota nazar Araha mujhe
— Adil Qureshi (@AdilQureshi_) August 5, 2017
We should get them checked at least
— Satire Writer (@ARfrom1947) August 5, 2017
Some took the opportunity to bash PTCL. Nothing new here.
PTCL: Hello to the future.
Future: Untag me.
— Omer Choudhary (@Omerchoudhary2) August 5, 2017
PM DOWN, PTCL DOWN. NOW ITS YOUR TURN MY CRUSH.
— Waleed Nasir (@waleednasir00) August 4, 2017
Well PTCL does have a point there
Me : Hello PTCL,net nahi chal raha
PTCL : let me check
Me : Waiting
PTCL : sorry we can't check
Me : why?
PTCL : hamara bhi nh chal raha
— Zinnia malik (@zinniamalik1) August 5, 2017
There were some Game Of Thrones references as well
— Mani Khawaja (@manikhawaja88) August 5, 2017
There were some who took it as an opportunity to pursue ‘other things’
Internet not working?Great! Spend sometime doing other things like talking to people while you 'look' at them. Enjoy your weekend #Pakistan
— Sehr Rana (@sehr_rana) August 5, 2017
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