Suspension of internet service protested in Bajaur

Published May 16, 2022
People stage a protest in Laghari Bazaar of Mamond tehsil. — Dawn
People stage a protest in Laghari Bazaar of Mamond tehsil. — Dawn

BAJAUR: Residents of Mamond tehsil on Sunday demonstrated for early restoration of the internet service, which has been suspended across most parts of Bajaur district for over two months due to security reasons.

Scores of people, including political and social activists, youths and traders, participated in the demonstration held in the main Laghari Bazaar.

The protesters were holding placards inscribed with slogans condemning suspension of internet service.

PTI local leader Najeeb Khan, Zakir Khan and others addressed the demonstrators and said the suspension of internet service had disrupted communication between the local residents and their relatives outside of the district and abroad.

They said unavailability of internet facility in the region in the modern era for last two months was a matter of serious concern for them.

The demonstrators demanded of the relevant authorities to restore the internet service without delay.

Meanwhile, representatives of the mobile phone traders association of Khar and Inayat Kallay Bazaars also voiced concern about suspension of internet facility for long, which has badly affected their businesses.

Ihsanullah, president of Khar telecom retailers association, in a statement, demanded immediate restoration of the service.

Representatives of mobile phone dealers’ association, Inayat Kallay Bazaar, urged the relevant authorities to restore the service immediately.

Published in Dawn, May 16th, 2022

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