A fire that broke out in Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) exchange building late night Saturday has disrupted telecommunication services in 60% of the Pakistan, specially in Punjab province.
PTCL is the major telecom company of Pakistan.
Fire also affected internet services of Ufone, Worldcall and call centers of several companies went offline which includes Rescue services 1122, Edhi emergency services, PTCL helplines, Pakistan International Airline helplines.
PTCL team is trying to restore services by using alternative routes. Internet have been restored in several parts of the country but it will take up to 4 days for fully restoration of the services. Currently internet speeds are significantly slow.
According to first reports, the fire was caused by short circuit. Rescue officers are busy extinguishing the fire since last several hours.