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Telephone Complaint: Lahori Style

Posted on November 26, 2008
Filed Under >Owais Mughal, Economy & Development, Photo of the Day
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Owais Mughal

Here is how you complain about your telephone not working, Lahori style!

The banner in the picture reads:

We have been trying to get out PTCL number 042-6371795 fixed for the last six weeks, but without any success!

It is not clear whether putting up a banner to register your telephone complaint worked or not. But one can only imagine how desperate this person had to be that he resorted such extreme measures of spending money on the printing of this banner and then hoisting it on a busy city road. Or, maybe, he is just trying to make light of what has to be a really frustrating situation. As they say, “Lahore, Lahore hai!”

Photo Credits: Rana Imran for Associated Press of Pakistan; photo taken in Lahore on October 29, 2008.

24 comments posted

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  1. jAlpari says:
    April 30th, 2009 1:32 am

    hehehe i am facing rude and cool attitude of exchange staff as well as 1218 staff but they are really suck.

    I think i will call SLE on 2th may and if problem will not solve i will close DSL / fone service.

    My prob was just abt dsl line but now they give me fone line which has all things poor and can not go back to dialup even.

    They have all excuses.

  2. javeria says:
    December 3rd, 2008 10:08 am

    its really nice way i think to complain but i wont try it because its lahori style noe karachi people style……………..well its really funny but still what ever happens still dil hai pakistani…forever.

  3. Nazia says:
    December 2nd, 2008 7:04 am

    It is very lovely.

  4. Usman says:
    November 30th, 2008 5:27 pm

    hahaha….that’s pretty funny……but really lahori style…..!

  5. Irum says:
    November 28th, 2008 12:04 pm

    Nice way to register complaint. But could it be a hoax. Ppl usually do not plaster their own number in public like this!

  6. Shiraz says:
    November 28th, 2008 9:27 am


    that is cool. now I need to find this guy and ask him to remove the banner and ask Rana Imran of AP to take another photo ;-)
    so case is completely closed.. .

    not to brag…but small things matter a lot to many people..so if you see issues posted here or somewhere and know people in these offices, extend the help..

    also get in touch with elected officials..just be polite and on topic and ask them how we can help you etc..


  7. adeel says:
    November 28th, 2008 8:02 am

    As noted earlier, I forwarded the text Shiraz suggested to the four addresses listed in his comment.

    I just checked my mailbox after returning from work and found this to my pleasant suprize…

    Dear Customer,
    We are pleased to inform you that your complaint regarding your faulty telephone line of 042-6371795 which we received on 28 -11-08 has been effectively addressed and rectified and your landline number is working. …

    Way to go, everybody who helped!

    Thanks PTCL…

    Hats off to Shiraz though! brilliant idea!

  8. Mahrukh Abbasi says:
    November 28th, 2008 1:03 am

    I love it! this is a way to give them a wake up call! (lol..PTCL wake up call..get it?)
    anyway, i can imagine the frustration…uff, Allah khair karay, Insha Allah!

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