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Internet not shut down in country: PTA

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Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) Wednesday clarified that there was no shut down of the internet in the country as reported by netizens.

PTA spokesperson Khurram Mehran said that one of the companies — Transworld Associate — which is a communications company in Pakistan has a slight degradation issue. 

“There is a minor issue in the quality of its service. The issue is being checked and will be resolved soon,” said the spokesperson. According to the spokesperson, the issue is being faced in some parts of Karachi. 

He said that the issue was being checked and the internet connectivity will get better soon. 

Meanwhile, NetBlocks — a watchdog organisation that monitors network disruptions and shutdowns — said that the “real-time network data show internet disruptions across #Pakistan.”

It says that the “metrics show impact to multiple providers in cities including Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad.”

PTA spokesperson said the issue reported earlier in the services of one of the internet companies has been rectified. Internet traffic is normal now.

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Chief of the Brazilian Navy Visits JS Headquarters: CJCSC General Sahir Shamshad Mirza Greets Dignitary

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At Joint Staff Headquarters, Rawalpindi, General Sahir Shamshad Mirza, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, was called by Brazilian Navy Chief of Staff Admiral Andre Luiz Silva Lima De Santana Mendes.

Maritime security, the developing security environment, and the improvement of security and defense cooperation between the two nations were among the bilateral topics that were covered during the discussion.

The dignitary in attendance expressed admiration for the professionalism exhibited by the Pakistan Armed Forces and praised the efforts made by both Pakistan and the Pakistan Armed Forces to combat terrorism.

Earlier, the visiting dignitary was given a “Guard of Honor” by a well-groomed Tri-Services contingent upon their arrival at Joint Staff Headquarters.

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SIFC Transforms Agriculture: PM Introduces $197 Million Solar Project for Balochistan Tubewells

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The Special Investment Facilitation Council and Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif have collaborated to present a significant project. The project is expected to cost more than 197 million dollars and will solarize 27,000 agricultural tubewells in Balochistan.

By reducing the agriculture sector’s reliance on fossil fuels and conventional electricity, this project seeks to advance sustainable energy practices.

The project aims to improve the environmental sustainability and efficiency of the sector by switching to solar energy.

Highlighting the project’s financial advantages, he said that Pakistan would be able to save as much as 2.7 million dollars in foreign exchange through the solarization of its tubewells.

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CDA Issues A Rain Alert Per Naqvi’s Order

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Capital Development Authority Chairman Muhammad Ali Randhawa has been instructed by Federal Interior Minister Mohsin Naqvi to oversee the completion of rainwater drainage in the Federal Capital.

The Interior Minister spoke with him and advised that officers and workers in question stay in the field until the procedure was finished, as well as that regular checks be made to ensure that water drains from low-lying regions.

To make sure that water drains at underpasses and other locations, he ordered routine surveillance of Islamabad’s streams, drains, and canals.

He asserted that in order to facilitate traffic flow, traffic police officers should carry out their tasks in a dynamic way.

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