PTCL striving to restore connectivity at the earliest
ISLAMABAD: In the aftermath of the on-going natural catastrophe i.e. heavy rains and floods, Pakistan Telecommunication Company Ltd is making all out efforts to restore communications lines so that people in the affected areas are connected with their loved ones.
Numerous telephone lines became non-functional and numerous exchanges rendered non-operational in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province as a result of heavy rains and subsequent devastated floods. It is a priority with PTCL to restore communication network at earliest to facilitate people in staying connected and locating their loved ones but also aid in the rescue operations.
PTCL employees are playing their due role in the mammoth challenge faced by the nation. In this hour of trial, they are acting far beyond their normal course of duties while risking their lives to restore communication links to facilitate rescue operations.
Communication Network at Bara, Jehangira, Akora Khattak, Shmli Banser, Batgram, Serai Saleh, Chitral, Islam Pur, Mastuji, Saidu Sharif, Shangla, Kohat Ahmadi-Banda, Peshawar, Gulabad-Timergara were down on July 29 due to heavy rains and floods, which was restored on August 1.
Floods and rains resulting in destruction of roads and bridges have left optic fiber cables damaged between GT Road and Charsadda Road Peshawar, badly effecting communication network. PTCL, Vfone and Ufone that use PTCL as the backbone are the only telecommunication services that are still operational in the flood affected areas.
Source: Business Recorder