April 18, 2007

Telecom Services Will be uplifted in Murree

Islamabad: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has directed fixed and mobile phone operators to improve their services and coverage in Murree and Galiyat area.

A meeting chaired by the Chairman PTA Major General (Retd) Shahzada Alam Malik held in PTA Headquarters to review the progress of telecom services in the Murree. Tehsil Nazim, Murree, representatives of mobile phone operators, PTCL and Paknet Limited attended the meeting.

Chairman PTA said that elaborate efforts would be made to provide enhanced telecom services including mobile and fixed communications to the people of Murree and Galiyat.

PTCL was directed to create awareness among the consumers on availability of Wireless Local Loop (WLL) services, which was good option for hilly terrains. Nazim Murree raised the issue of non-availability of PTCL network and poor quality of services in Murree.

PTCL informed the meeting that it will be putting in special efforts for improvement of services and quality in Murree. It also informed that fiber optic link from Islamabad to Murree would be operative by May 15, 2007 with which Murree people would be able to get improved telecom and data services. 

Similarly, cellular mobile companies informed that they were planning to install more cellphone towers in the surroundings of Murree and Galiyat which would be helpful in providing connectivity to tourists visiting the area and the locals. It would also improve the service quality, they said.

It was also decided in the meeting that telecom operators will maintain close liaison with the tehsil administration, Murree for the provision  of telecom services.


Khurram Ali Mehran

Deputy Director (PR)