The telephone exchange of Parachinar, Kurram Agency, remains closed for 20 out of 24 hours due to which the people are facing many difficulties.
The area people said the closure of telephone lines for the last two days has added to their trouble as they were already perturbed by excessive power load-shedding. Sources said the problem has been caused by out-of-order power generator of the telephone exchange. They said the Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) earns millions of rupees in the head of telephone bills, therefore, there should be no issue in repair of the generator. They demanded the PTCL authorities to arrange a new generator forthwith.
Parachinar Telephone Exchange in-charge Syed Mir Asghar said he has informed the concerned authorities about the generator issue. He said the issue would be resolved soon.