Karachi: Long-hours of load shedding and heavy downpour have been termed as the two major reasons for the suspension of mobile services in parts of the province including Karachi.
After the recent rains, many areas of the city are facing cell phone stalls or weak signals.
Industry sources familiar with the problem said that due to long-term load reduction, the city’s mobile network is still disturbed.
They said: “The mobile tower has been unable to provide power for the past 48 hours, and its backup system has also failed,” they added, adding that the generators installed on the tower have been dry.
They said that in the damage caused by the latest rain, some mobile tower infrastructure was also damaged, because even three days after the record rainfall, citizens still face difficulties in contacting their loved ones.
It is worth mentioning that the province has experienced unprecedented rainfall. On Saturday, it was announced that 20 districts of the province had suffered disasters.
According to the details, the Sindh provincial government announced on Saturday that 20 districts in the province, including six districts in Karachi, have been hit hard by the recent rains that have caused severe damage to these areas.
The spokesperson of the Sindh Provincial Government, Murtaza Wahab, tweeted and shared the provincial government’s notice, announcing that 20 districts were affected by the Sindh Disaster Act of 1958.
Six areas of Karachi, which killed at least 33 people in the continuous rains, were announced to have been hit by the disaster, including the southern, eastern, western, central, Korangi and Maril areas.
Nine districts of the Hyderabad division, three districts of Mirpurkhas division and two districts from Shaheed Benazirabad division are also declared calamity-hit.
The Hyderabad division areas included Hyderabad, Badin, Thatta, Sujawal, Tando Muhammad Khan, Matiari and Dadu.
Mirpurkhas, Umerkot, and Tharparkar districts of the Mirpurkhas division and Sanghar and Shaheed Benazirabad districts of the Shaheed Benazirabad division are also included in the list of calamity-hit areas.
The notice stated that the deputy commissioner had been instructed to assess the damage caused by rain and flooding in these areas.