The Model Town Society administration has blocked more than thirty mobile phone cell sites of two cellular companies for a reason best known to them.
According to well-placed sources in Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), over thirty cell sites of a foreign and a local cellular company have been closed in the Model Town Society of Lahore.
The Model Town Society is considered among posh areas of Lahore and holds significance because several renowned political and apolitical personalities live there including Sharif brothers, Khwaja Saad Rafique, and cricket commentator Ramiz Raja.
Due to the closure of these sites, thousands of residents of the society are facing mobile phone and internet service issues.
As per sources, the new administration of the society had ‘requested’ the cellular companies to ‘help’ one of the society’s pharmacies by providing medicines worth more than Rs. 15 million.
Upon the company’s refusal, the administration disconnected electricity supply to their cell sites. When cellular companies approached the court, the diesel supply was also blocked for the cell sites and the society’s guards were placed around the cell phone tower sites.
The companies have brought the matter into PTA’s knowledge, and today, one of the affected companies has sent a message to its users in the area informing them the reason behind cellular interruption.
The companies have also sought provincial government’s support and have asked Prime Minister Imran Khan to intervene.