April 8: Landline and cellular phones were partially restored in Gilgit – Baltistan region on 5th day of the curfew. According to people based in Rawalpindi and Islamabad they were able to talk to families back home.
Ghulam Nasir, a youth based in Islamabad, was able to call his friend in Gilgit on a ZONG number. Several other people also reported that the SCOM mobile service has also become active.
The partial restoration of mobile services is likely to provide a respite for the hundreds of thousands of people who have been disconnected for days due to suspension of cellular networks and other means of communication.