Drosh people opposed Cable Network
By: Gul Hamaad Farooqi
CHITRAL: Residents of Drosh opposed of Cable network and causing it for disturbing peaceful environment of the area. Addressing a news conference elites of Drosh area Qari Inamullah and other representing of religious leaders and elite of the area termed down statement and allegations of cable network operators in their press conference and termed it baseless. They said that Drosh is a peaceful area and majority of people not want Cable network because of spreading of obscenity in the conservative area. They said that Cable operators alleged in their press conference that people of the area have damaged their cable worth 250000 and local police were silent spectators when this cable was damaging which is wrong. They said that some unknown people provoked local people against lady shopping centers, Children Park Chitral and public schools at Drosh with pasting different posters in the area with fake signatures. And after a few days a lady shopping center was burnt by unknown people at Drosh. They said that Qari Fazal Haq was allegedly involved in FIR but his name was deleted by these people after a few days. They said that majority of Drosh people are against of Cable Net work and PEMRA should to not issue any license at such tense area. They said that Cable operators blamed Qari Jamal Nasir is a government servant and his spreading insurgency and tense in the area which is totally wrong because Qari Jamal Nasir is a peaceful citizen of the area and never involved in any terrorism activity. They hailed district administration for imposing section 144 and stopped cable network in Drosh. They urged on Deputy Commissioner Chitral for probing inquiry in this regard and to stop any tense situation in the area. They appeal to Chief justice Peshawar High court for cancelling PEMRA license of cable operator for Drosh area because residents of the area not accept it.
DSL and PTCL service suspended for the last two weeks.
Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) is out of order for the last two weeks as well as Pakistan Telecommunication Corporation Limited (PTCL) media also jam for the last 10 days. As a result consumers of Chitral are facing great problems because there is no other source of communication. They can not dial any contact number outside of Chitral and their business is badly affecting. As main road of Chitral has been blocked at Lawari pass and Lawari tunnel also remained closed 4 days a week which is opening 3 days a week for 3 hours only . A large number of people depending upon DSL and internet service for sending their important files, data and other information out of Chitral but due to failure of DSL they facing great hardships. Especially students of Online Universities facing great hardships getting their semesters and courses. Solar NERA Linko repeater has been installed at the peak of Lawari pass which mostly remained faulty during winter season after snowfall. As a result DSL and PTCL remained disconnect to Chitral side. Weather remained clear but there is no activity of DSL and PTCL staff for restoring DSL service in Chitral. Saeedullah Khan president Trade union Drosh warned high ups of PTCL that if they not restored DSL and PTCL service within 2 days they will came on roads and will protest against apathy of the PTCL staff. He also demanded for remission and discount in monthly utility bills for disturbed period. Residents of the area also demanded for installing Optical Fiber link in Chitral district because it has great potential due to high literacy ratio in the district.
G.H. Farooqi C/O Manager bank Islami Main branch Chitral phone No 0943-320737, 0943-316052, 0943-414418 , 03025989602, 03337069572, 03159698446, 03469002167