Saturday, December 24, 2011

PTCL suspended services to Pakistan Railways headquarter

Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) suspended its outgoing call services to Pakistan Railway (PR) Headquarters; electricity and gas supplies to PR headquarters had already been cut off. Besides, the communication services for Lahore Division offices were also suspended yesterday.
PTCL administration resorted to suspend its services for both these offices due to outstanding dues. Pakistan Railway’s outstanding dues has reached over Rs 1 million. When Mr Abdul Hameed Razi, Pakistan Railway’s Public Relations Director, was contacted on this issue, he said that the outgoing call facility will not affect the train operations because PR had started to use its own communication system, which is based on waves and hotline. The other PR officers, according to a report of Pakistan Today, were relaxed when they were contacted for the remarks on PTCL’s action. Pakistan Railway looks like a living and breathing fossil due to its bad financial situation these days.
Despite receiving heavy funding from the Government of Pakistan, this department has not been able to come out of troubles. At present PR is in the worst situation of history. Federal Minister for Railway has been blamed for corruption charges several times in past but he, like all other government ministers, is neither ready to resign nor interested to change his policies about PR.

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