Report Waqar Ahmed
CHITRAL, Sept 7: The announcement by MNA Shahzada Iftikharuddin to start mobile service in Yarkhun valley has sent a wave of jubilation among the residents of the area.
The MNA confirmed the announcement through SMS to ChitralToday on Sunday. He said that upon his repeated requests the prime minister has directed the Universal Service Fund to start mobile service in Yarkhun valley. He said that Yarkhun would have mobile service and 3G internet connectivity before 10 October. Chitral would have 4G internet connectivity next year the MNA added. Many residents of Yarkhun talking to chitralToday expressed their happiness about the announcement.
Gulsifat Lal, a social worker from Brep village, said that he had carried out hectic political campaign for Shahzada Iftikharuddin and Shahzada Sikandar Ul Mulk in the last general elections. If the MNA solved this genuine problem of the people of the area he would be able to face the people more confidently. He said that a number of youth from the valley were earning their livelihood abroad,if 3G internet connectivity started functioning in the area their families would be able to contact them via Skype. Syed Nazir Hussain Shah, a local journalist from Yarkhun, thanked the MNA for his untiring efforts and congratulated the people of Yarkhun. He said mobile service and internet connectivity would usher in an era of progress and prosperity in the valley.