SCO completely restores telecommunication system in earthquake-hit areas

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Rawalpindi:     (Parliament Times)      Special Communications Organization (SCO) has successfully restored telecommunication system in Earthquake hit areas of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, says a press release issued here on Thursday.

Pertinently, the Earthquake that jolted AJK’s southern districts including the lake view city of Mirpur had caused serious damage to the telecommunication system being provided by the Special Communications Organization (SCO).

The SCO after assessing the losses had immediately started the work to restore the telecommunication system in the affected areas. According to details the Earthquake damaged the optical fiber cable 6 to 7 km from Afzalpur to Jatlan which completely shut down 9 (BTS sites), (S/NET), and landline telephone facilities.

Special Communication Organization trained staff restored all the services including mobile SNET and landline, via alternative routes in the shortest time possible. People appreciated and thanked the Special Communications Organization for restoring the telecommunication facility in such a short span of time.

In addition, the Special Communication Organization has announced a special package for earthquake victims through which users of Mirpur Kotli and Bhimber will be able to receive (1000) minutes, (1000) SMS and (1000 MB) of data free of cost from 25 September to 30th September so that they can stay in touch with their loved ones during this difficult.