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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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Trading in Illegal Foreign Exchange: FIA Arrests Mandi Bahauddin Suspect

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Millions of rupees were taken from the hands of an accused man, Mandi Bahauddin, who was involved in illicit foreign exchange dealing, by the FIA Gujarat squad.
An inquiry has been launched after foreign cash was found.

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Foreign Nationals’ Repatriation: Thus Far, 498,228 Afghans Have Left Pakistan

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Afghans and other undocumented foreigners are still being returned to their country of origin in a courteous and secure way.

498,228 illegal Afghan nationals have returned to their country of origin thus far.

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Maryam Nawaz honours ASP Shehr Bano For His Extraordinary Courage

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Maryam Nawaz, the PML-N’s nominee for chief minister of Punjab, honours young police officer Shehr Bano for displaying extraordinary bravery, insight, and courage.

According to Maryam Nawaz, if the female police officer hadn’t arrived in time, a catastrophe may have happened.

The country is proud of you, she said as she praised Shehr Bano.

According to Maryam Nawaz, Shehr Bano maintained humanity and the law in the face of pressure, numbers, and circumstances.

She stated that it is required of every police officer to contribute to the defence of individuals’ lives and property.

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