Mobile Service block in 46 districts of Pakistan on Hazrat Imam Hussain’s (RA) Chehlum, Thursday, January 3, 2013
Mobile Service Suspension Time = 08:00 AM to 10:00 PM (03/01/2013)
Islamabad (Breaking News / Wednesday, January 2, 2013) – Federal Interior Ministry of Pakistan has issued notification regarding suspension of mobile phone services in more than 46 cities/districts.
Name of Cities where Mobile phone service will be closed are as following:
Punjab (19 Cities/districts)
Toba Tak Singh
Dera Ghazi Khan
Rahim Yar Khan
Sindh (6 Cities/districts)
Nuo Shehro Feroz
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (6 Cities/districts)
Balochistan (9 Cities/districts)
Azad Jammu and Kashmir (6 Cities/Districts)
DAWN News TV Report
ISLAMABAD (Breaking News / Thursday, January 3, 2013) – In a bid to thwart terrorists’ plans of attacking processions on the occasion of Chehlum of Imam Hussain, the government has decided to suspend mobile phone services in up to 53 cities across the country on Thursday, DawnNews reported on Wednesday.
Reports from various sources suggest that wireless services along with pillion riding will also be banned in sensitive areas of the country including Karachi, Lahore and Quetta.
Eighteen cities of Sindh along with 12 in Punjab, 16 districts in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and seven cities in Balochistan will observe the ban.
Sources in Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) told DawnNews that after consulting all provincial authorities, the decision has been taken to block mobile phone services between 8 am and 10 pm on Thursday.
This is not the first time the government is imposing a suspension, as people in certain parts of the country had faced it previously on Eid-ul-Fitr, Eid-ul-Azha, Ashura and on New Year’s Eve.