Telenor network getting worse by the day in Chitral

Published on: 04/09/2019 | Comments: 2 comments 

CHITRAL: Telenor, the largest GSM network working in the two districts of Chitral has always been an unsatisfactory service. A large number of consumers have subscribed to this service owing to it’s vast network of communication towers all around the districts.

However, as much as it’s network is spread, it’s performance is poor in the same proportion. Consumers keep complaining but complains fall on deaf ears.. The president trade union Chitral Shabir Ahmad has threatened to call for a collective boycott of the company if it’s service is not improved immediately. .. CN report, 04 Sep 2019

Luxury bus service between Islamabad and Chitral launched

Published on: 03/10/2018 | Comments: 16 comments 

Chitral: A new service featuring a luxury bus plying between Islamabad and Chitral non stop has been launched by Shahzada Siraj ulMulk owner of Hindukush Heights hotel Chitral. The ticket is expected to be Rs 1800 per person and the bus would depart at fixed time regardless of the seat occupancy, it was learnt. The first trip to Chitral arrived in Chitral on 01 October with passengers including TV artists on board. The service would prove a big facility for passengers who want to travel in comfort and are willing to pay a little extra for it. Contact numbers for further info. ph 03449700113, 03355700800 or 03449700024? .. CN report, 03 Oct 2018.

Drone pizza delivery service launched in Pakistan

Published on: 15/09/2018 | Comments: No comments 

Poor Telenor service due to substandard equipment

Published on: 28/04/2018 | Comments: No comments 

Chitral :Telenor service is pathetic in Chitral district and subscribers are fed up complaining without getting any positive results.? When one such complaint was made to the District Franchise owner/manager Muinuddin, by Chitral News ,he said that it was primarily because of the substandard equipment fitted in the towers. He however, added that the company has informed franchisees that equipment all over is being converted from ZTE to Nokia equipment which will greatly enhance the quality of service after which 4G will also be enabled immediately. When asked “when will this be done?”, he said within a couple of months as the company authorities have assured him.

It may be mentioned that subscribers of Telenor who are the largest in number in Chitral due to extended coverage in villages etc, are fed up with the service due to weak and faulty reception. One subscriber said he was living under the nose of the Telenor tower but has to get out of his room to catch Telenor signals. Many subscribers have shifted over to Mobilink which has a far better service including 4G internet. .. CN report, 28 Jan 2018.

Free bus service launched for patients in Chitral

Published on: 29/01/2018 | Comments: 1 comment 

CHITRAL: A good Samaritan has launched a free bus service here to take people to hospitals from near their houses and drop them off back.

Launched by retired PIA pilot and tourist hotel owner Shahzada Sirajul Mulk, the ?Family Bus Service? is very popular among the people as it has relieved them of high taxi fares.

The comfortable bus picks up women and children from designated places close to their houses and drops them off at the hospital before taking them back at designated time.

No male members are allowed to embark the bus without family.

The people pointing out another benefit of the service said men didn?t need to accompany female and minor family members to the hospital as the bus was reserved for women and children and no male was allowed entry without family.

Fazli Qadir of Singoor, a beneficiary of the service, said he worked as porter in the bazaar on daily wage and it was pleasant for him to note that he went to workplace as usual on the day of the week when his newborn child was vaccinated as his wife took the baby to the hospital on the bus.

?In the past, I used to go to the hospital with my wife or children missing daily wage on one hand and spending Rs600 as taxi fare on the other to my misery,? he said, adding that the poor people heaved a sigh of relief after the launch of the free bus service.

He said there was no intra-city public transport service leaving commuters at the mercy of taxi drivers, who fleeced them when men took their women and children to the hospital for check-up from different parts of the town.

Mr Mulk said there was much to be done for the welfare of the poor residents of the city and that one of his project?s objectives was to motivate the affluent people to come forward and work for the people?s welfare.

He said the societies where charity gained currency had strong footings and that high level of poverty in Chitral suggested that the rich people should help provide the best possible health services to the people.

Published in Dawn, January 29th, 2018