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Karachi TV, internet services back on after two hours

SAMAA | - Posted: Jul 13, 2020 | Last Updated: 4 weeks ago
Posted: Jul 13, 2020 | Last Updated: 4 weeks ago
Karachi TV, internet services back on after two hours

COAP Chairman Khalid Arain. Photo: Samaa TV FILE

TV and internet services were restored in Karachi Monday night after remaining suspended for two hours.

The Cable Operators Association of Pakistan had announced that it would go on a token strike from 7pm to 9pm on Monday.

Cable operators were not being notified by the K-Electric before dismantling of TV and internet connections, COAP Chairman Khalid Arain said at a press conference in Karachi.

“TV and internet cable do not conduct electricity,” Arain said. “Time should be given to underground these wires.”

He said the KE holds talks with them on one hand, while it dismantles connections on the other. KE staffers cut cables on Sunday as well, the COAP chairman said.

He said they would be striking in Karachi for now. But if the issue was not resolved, then they would call for a countrywide strike, Arain warned.

Stormfibre issued a statement to its customers saying that the step of cutting aerial drop cables of various fiber broadband providers is irresponsible and disruptive.

The service provider said such an activity cannot be done without prior intimation. It labeled it as destruction of operators’ infrastructure.

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  1. Abdul Jabbar  July 14, 2020 2:04 am/ Reply

    K E should cut off all wires that are plucking around its poles . No PTCL poles should be used as supports to cables wire. Cable operators and providers both making a lot of money from their businesses. So they should erect their own poles or get it undergrounded. And should abide by the safety and cleanliness of the cities. These cable wires not only making a junk of the area but also become hazardous in times of any accident or emergency.

  2. Baig  July 14, 2020 10:57 am/ Reply

    These cable operators are nuisance for the public and administration. They should be done away with. New technologies should be introduced if they r to remain in business. The wires give a filthy look to the city. They are irrespons8ble in maintain8ng their network. If they cant find a fault they stretch a new cable adding to the bunch of cables already there. And top of it they charge it to the customers.

  3. HN  July 14, 2020 11:48 am/ Reply

    Well said Mr.Jabbar

  4. Lloyd  July 14, 2020 1:00 pm/ Reply

    Mr. Jabber and Mr.Baig are both right, from my one building alone cable operaters are almost making RS 150000/. One can just imagine.

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