Some Paktika towns still without telecom services
SHARAN (Pajhwok): Telecommunications services could not be extended to some districts in southeastern Paktika province over the past 14 years, residents said on Monday.
Chamto Wazir, a resident of Barmal district, told Pajhwok Afghan News they faced multiple problems in the absence of telecom facility.
He said residents faced many problems, the non-availability of mobile networks was among the major one.
Wazir said local residents often asked elders to make their efforts at bringing telecom services so they could benefit from them.
Syed Kamal, a resident of Gayan district, said Barmal, Gomal, Khushamand, Waza Khwa, Wormamai, Nika and Ziruk were among districts deprived of telecommunication services.
Abdullah Katawazai, a resident of Waza Khwa district, said they had no access to cell phone services and their relatives living in foreign countries could not talk to them.
Azizullah Amiri, who heads a youth association, said most residents of Paktika still lived in dark ages and had no access to telecommunication services.
But Asadullah Farooqi, the telecommunication and information technology director, blamed the absence of telecom services in some districts on insecurity.
He said efforts were underway to ensure that telecommunication services were made available in those areas.
Governor Aminullah Shariq vowed to provide telecom services to the entire province. He said besides other common welfare projects, residents would be provided with the telecom services.
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