LAHORE (PR): Fire erupting at PTCL exchange at Egerton Road Lahore, the other day, paralyzed business operations in almost all sectors including banks, mobile phone companies, stock exchange, airlines, railways, help-lines of different organizations, education sector and the media.

The worst affected of them all was, however, banking sector. Most of the banks were seen rushing to make alternate connectivity arrangements on Monday while sending out disruption messages to the already frustrated customers.

However, was Allied Bank that had absolutely no such problem. The bank’s branches and alternate delivery channels remained available, particularly ATMs and internet banking channels were up and running for all kinds of uninterrupted banking transactions.