THE jammers installed at Karachi Cental Prison are causing significant hindrances for almost a decade in the daily life of people living nearby. They have pushed them in the stone age, leaving them without telecommunication and internet services.
Several letters and requests have been filed in this regard, but no heed has been paid to the plight of the residents to date. It is a known fact that telecommunication and internet services are vital for every individual and with the ongoing Covid pandemic, the importance of mobile phone services has increased manifold. The lack of internet service has deprived people of much needed e-services like food deliveries, ride-hailing etc. Arranging online classes for students living in the affected areas is a nightmare.
In view of the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan and subsequent good relations with them, the government should deactivate the jammers as the security threats due to Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) have lost their intensity. Please out an end to the misery of the people, and provide them the long-awaited relief and the freedom to live in the digital age.
Published in Dawn, September 12th, 2021