Pajhwok Afghan News

Kandahar’s Kajor residents lack access to telecom services

KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Some residents of Kajor area in the newly created Lor Shawali Kot district of southern Kandahar province say they have been deprived of telecommunication services since long.

They urge the government to activate telecommunication networks in their area where more than 10,000 families live who travel for five hours in a car to the district center to contact their relatives.

Mohammad Ashraf, a resident of Kajor area, told Pajhwok Afghan News telecom networks did not work in their area and people had to travel to the district center when they needed to make call.

Haji Mohammad Aslam, another resident of the area, said telecommunication networks were not working in the area and they had travel for several hours to reach the district center and contact their relatives.

He added: “We have no good road and telecommunication networks.” He said activation of telecommunication services in the area would facilitate the people and also benefit the government in terms of revenue.

On the other hand, officials of the Telecommunication and Information Technology department, acknowledged the complaints of the people of Kajor area, but said right now telecom services were accessible in all 19 districts of the province.

Mullah Noorullah Noori, director of telecommunications department, told Pajhwok they were trying to extend telecommunication services to remote areas especially to Kajor area.

He added they had discussed this matter with representatives of telecommunication networks and they had pledged to solve the problem in near future.

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