Satellite centre installed in Pakistan

17 Oct 2005

In response to the Pakistan earthquake, aid charity Telecoms Sans Frontieres (TSF) has installed a satellite centre near Muzaffarabad heliport, to help rescue teams evacuate injured people; similar satellites are expected to be set up in Balakot, Manshera and other affected villages, although main fixed line, mobile and internet connections have yet to be restored.

Meanwhile, the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA) has temporarily allowed all telcos to provide services in Azad Jammu and Kashmir in a bid to aid communications in the affected areas, which were previously only served by government organisation the Special Communication Organisation (SCO).