Pakistan Telecommunications Company Ltd (PTCL) had
an installed capacity of more than 3.2 million lines
at the end of 1995/96. The company plans to expand
and modernize the network and to lay a submarine
optical fiber cable from Karachi to the Far East.
There are three cellular telephone companies in
Pakistan serving about 100,000 subscribers.
Radio Pakistan, FM101
Pakistan Television (PTV), Pakistan Television World
(PTV World), Channel Three.
Private: ARY Digital, Indus Vision, Indus
Music, Indus News, Uni Plus, SPTV and Geo TV
is the monopoly provider of basic telephone services
to the private sector in Pakistan with over 3.2
million telephone lines in service.
cities are already on the Internet, whereas the
remaining stations are being connected soon.
Service Providers (ISPs):
are international airports at Karachi, Lahore, Rawalpindi
Airlines Corporation's monopoly ended in August
1992, opening all domestic air routes to any Pakistan-based
company. Pakistan International Airlines operates
domestic services to 36 destinations and international
services to 52 destinations in 46 countries.
Shaheen Air International,
Karachi, operates domestic services and international
services to Europe and the Middle East.
Railways track has shrunk to 7,788 km from 8,577
km in 1947. In June 1994 the government approved
a $700 million railway project to link Pakistan
with Turkmenistan via Afghanistan.
The Karachi mass
transit systems, due for completion in 1998, is
under construction. The first phase covers 14
km of track and 14 stations from Karachi Port
to Karimabad in District Central. The system is
designed to carry 130 million passengers annually
by the year 2,000.
main and secondary, totaled 171,00 km in 1993,
including the 800-km Karakoram highway linking the
Xingjian Province of the People's Republic of China
with Havelian, north of Islamabad. Work has begun
on a 2,000-km transnational Indus Highway from Peshawar