ISLAMABAD: Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Aftab Ahmed Sheikh on Tuesday apprised the National Assembly that internet service in various districts of Balochistan was suspended due to security concerns by security agencies in 2009.
Responding to a calling attention notice raised by Ms Naseema Hafeez Panezai and others regarding closure of internet services in district Killa Abdullah, Pishin, Kech, Panjgur, Dalbadin and Kharan, the minister said now the internet services was being gradually restored. Mobile service had already been provided in various districts of Balochistan, he added.
He assured the House that a meeting of the concerned officials would be arranged with movers of the Calling Attention Notice to resolve the issue promptly.
Earlier, Naeema Hafeez and Abdul Qadar Wadan said people of the areas were facing immense problems due to non-availability of internet service. They were of the view that youth of Balochistan could not apply for 5000 jobs announced by Planning Commission.