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A major undersea fibre-optic cable linking Pakistan to the rest of the world has been repaired ten days after it went titsup.

The damage to the Southeast Asia-Middle East-Western Europe-3 (SEA-ME-WE3) cable had interrupted communications services in the country since it went down on 27 June and made life extremely tricky for Pakistan's ten million net users.

Earlier this week it was reported that engineers on the repair ship sent to fix the cable in the Arabian Sea had failed to locate the damaged cable.

But reports from Pakistan today confirm that the cable has now been repaired.

Pakistan paper Dawn quoted a senior spokesman for telco PTCL as saying: "The fault in the cable has been repaired completely and full service was restored at 11.54 this morning (0654 GMT)." ®

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