Minister Interior Sb, Can You Please Get Me a Refund for Suspending Mobile Services?

Mobile Phone ServiceWhile I am not sure that suspending mobile phone services for welcoming Li Keqiang, Chinese Prime  Minister, or for seeing him off again by suspending mobile phone services in Islamabad and Rawalpindi was any good or not, but I do believe that you – and your team – did all the necessary evaluations before taking this hard decision.

I am sure you that you, and your team, was confident that suspension of cellular services was last possible option and in the best interest of the nation.

I am also sure that you would have taken all necessary measures for securing Pakistani nation and our Chinese guests, but for some reason all the security measures were not enough and you had to get the mobile services suspended, unwillingly of course.

No, I am not doubting your intents at all. I am in fact appreciating your efforts for keeping me and my other Pakistani sisters and brothers safe and sound. I would also like to congratulate you for maintaining law and order situation during the visit of Chinese premier.

Yes, I understand that you have this legal right of blocking my service(s). However, would you please get me a refund for the charges my cellular company had deducted in-advance for the services that I couldn’t use during to service suspension?

These charges are something like I have paid for a service — but couldn’t use it due to in-availability of service itself. Its like I bought a ticket for train but train wasn’t available to take me along. I am sure this is simple to understand.

Here are some details about the charges I had to pay in advance to my cellular companies:

  • Rs. 70: Daily line rent for one of my postpaid number
  • Rs. 20: Daily charges for Unlimited Mobile Internet package that I am subscribed to
  • Rs. 20: Daily charges for voice bundle I am using with my postpaid plan
  • Rs. 3: Daily charges for SMS bundle I am using
  • Rs. 3: Daily charges for three VAS services I am using
  • Rs. 12: Daily charges for unlimited on-net voice bundle I am using on a prepaid number

Please note that I have paid 19.5 percent GST plus 10 percent WHT on all these charges as well.

I am again thankful for taking the right and needful decision of blocking the service on two occasions in two days. I will also appreciate – whole heartedly — if you could please arrange a refund of all these charges that I had paid.

You can ask my cellular company – through PTA of course – to credit my account with up-mentioned dues. Yes, my cellular company has all the details with them already.

Yes I am not alone, there are at least 5 million other subscribers from Islamabad and Rawalpindi who suffered similar loses, and would want a refund as well. Thank You!

Tech reporter with over 10 years of experience, founder of ProPakistani.PK