Internet suspension results in Rs1.6bn loss in Pakistan.

KARACHI -- The suspension of mobile broadband services in Pakistan due to political unrest has caused significant financial losses for digital service providers, the government and online services.

According to telecommunication sources, the suspension has resulted in an estimated revenue loss of Rs1.6 billion for telecom operators, while the government has lost around Rs570 million in tax revenue.

Individuals who depend on digital apps and payments have also suffered a significant loss in earnings.

Citizens and businesses have urged the government to restore mobile data services, insisting that its absence was leading to great economic costs.

Notice issues to govt

The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Thursday issued notices to federal government and others over the suspension of internet services in the country as protests broke out following the arrest of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan.

Hearing the petition, filed by Lawyer Abuzar Salman Khan Niazi, the court summoned a reply from authorities by May 22.

In the petition, Lawyer Abuzar Salman pleaded the court to order restoration of internet services and...

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