DSL remained disconnected more than 1 week

DSL Service restored after 8 days suspension.

 By: Gul Hamaad Farooqi

CHITRAL:  Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) service  creates problem for internet users at Chitral. Besides it Pakistan Telecommunication Corporation (PTCL) media also jammed for weeks. AS a  result hundred of internet users and PTCL consumers faced great hardships. Many users are thinking about switching to MegaPath DSL after this incident.    Reasons behind disconnecting of Internet services is telling fault in NERA Linko repeater at Lawari top due to snowfall. Last year its tower had damaged by snowfall  and internet (DSL) remained disconnected for more than 2 months.  Causing not only for consumers problems but also loss for department because of remittance of utility monthly bills for that period.  Its solar repeater has been installed on the top of Lawari pass which is usually interrupt by snowfall in winter season. Lawari top which is known as killer mountain is the main hurdle in the way of Chitral and communication systems always block due to heavy snowfall on Lawari top having the altitude of 10500 feet from sea level.  DSL service was disturbed since December 28 and Chitrali faced great hardships because of closing of main road and no other sources of communication. This scribe contacted Dr. Riaz Inayat Executive Vice President PTCL Islamabad office  regarding failure of DSL service in Chitral EVP Dr. Riaz took immediate action and directed his staff based at Temargara and Chitral for restoring DSL service at Lawari top. A team was detailed for this purposes under supervision of Mujahidullah Senior Engineer of PTCL.

They hired local people from Ziarat and Ashriat having experiences of climbing by feet on snow bound Lawari top they were supporting a technical person of NERA who repaired tower at Lawari top and restored DSL and media service of PTCL. It is worth to mention here that there is great potential of DSL consumers and hundreds of people visiting Telephone Exchange Chitral for DSL connection but they frustrated  because of limited connection. Social and political circle of Chitral appeal high ups of PTCL for installing Optical Fiber link for DSL  Broadband service at Chitral to redress DSL issue at Chitral. According to a survey thousands of people are desirous for getting DSL broadband connection if Optical Fiber was installed at Chitral.  

G.H. Farooqi C/O Manager bank Islami Main branch Chitral phone No 0943-320737, 0943-316052, 0943-414418  , 03025989602, 03337069572, 03159698446, 03469002167

email: gulhamad@gmail.com