Internet cables in DHA going underground

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Staff Reporter
Internet cables in the DHA area are going underground as part of a new programme. Expect internet suspension and roads to be dug up as the work is expected to start this month.Telecommunication companies, including PTCL, Cyber Internet Service, Fiber Beam, Optix
Pakistan, Wateen Telecom, Global Connect Synergy, and Transworld Enterprise Services, will lay down
all internet and telecom cables underground under the DHA Karachi Telecom Common Corridor. The
work will be carried out from Phase I to Phase VII. A meeting between DHA employees and telecom
companies was held at the authority’s office on January 8. A memorandum of understanding has been
signed between the two to shift the cables underground. Nargis, the DHA assistant spokesperson, told
media that the administration has decided that all cable wires should be laid underground. She said that
they tend to ruin the aesthetics of a place and prove to be quite dangerous in the rainy season. One of
the top management in Transworld Enterprise Services said the project is being supervised by the DHA
administration.“Yes, we met with DHA Additional Secretary Brig (retd) Abdul Mansoor Khan, a couple of
days back at his office during which we finalised a plan regarding the DKTCC,” he told reporters.All
internet companies have agreed to sponsor the project, he added. “All terms and conditions will be
finalised in a couple of weeks.” A plan for the project has yet to be finalised after which it will be
revealed on what date the roads will be dug up to lay down the cable. Internet services are expected to
be disrupted during this time too. Last year, rains wreaked havoc in different parts of the city. K-Electric,
the city’s sole power utility, said that more electrocution cases were reported because of poles weren’t
able to handle the load of electric wires, along with internet and TV cables.=====
Two minor brothers shot dead in ‘revenge killing’ City ReporterIn what police described as a ‘revenge
killing’ incident, armed men stormed into a house in Sohrab Goth the other day and shot dead two
children after failing to find their father, their real target, officials said. They said that the incident was
related to a bloody feud among close relatives in Shahdadkot, where the father of the victim boys had
allegedly killed a man and escaped to Karachi.The police said that the incident took place in Gharibabad
Mohalla of Jamali Goth and the victims were identified as Majid Taj, five, and his brother, Yaseen, four.
A relative, identified as Shazia Sajan, 25, also suffered critical gunshot wounds.They were shifted to the
Abbasi Shaheed Hospital where doctors pronounced Majid dead on arrival. Police say the suspects
wanted to kill the children’s father who had murdered someone in Shahdadkot Additional Police
Surgeon Dr Saleem Shaikh said he sustained a single bullet wound in the head.His brother Yaseen was
also shot once in the head. He was moved to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre where he died
during treatment in the evening.Dr Shaikh said that the condition of the wounded woman, who suffered
three bullets wounds in the abdomen and leg, was critical.DIG East Amir Farooqi said that the double
murder appeared to be the outcome of a family dispute in Shahdadkot. The victims’ family had migrated
from Shahdadkot as their father, Taj Mohammad, was charged with murdering someone there.He said
Taj appeared to be the real target of the killers. When they did not find him, they targeted the family
and escaped, he added.The Sohrab Goth police said that the family nominated two brothers — Nawab
Din and Dildar Din — in the case. They were said to be cousins of Taj.