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South Waziristan starts internet facility for students

By Our Correspondent
April 19, 2020

WANA: Students in South Waziristan tribal district have been provided the internet facility for the first time, officials and locals said.

While there is no Internet facility in other merged districts so far, district administration and Frontier Corps (FC)-South have set up Internet cafes at several places in South Waziristan so that students can attend their online classes and surf the Internet for free.

Ghulam Abdul Qadir, a resident of Chagmalai area in South Waziristan, said that the lockdown for coronavirus had affected their studies as universities have closed throughout the country. “It is good now that while sitting in Waziristan region, we are able to do our studies online, for which we are thankful to the government,” said Abdul Qadir, a student the Punjab University.Another student, Muhammad Haris, said that he had got fed up with the lockdown in home but now he could come to the Internet cafes set up by the district administration in Wana where he studies online and surfs the Internet.