Mobile Service block in 46 districts of Pakistan on Hazrat Imam Hussain’s (RA) Chehlum, Thursday, January 3, 2013

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.

Mobile Service Jam on Thursday, 3-1-2013

Name of Cities where Mobile phone service will be closed are as following:

Punjab (19 Cities/districts)

Lahore

Rawalpindi

Chakwal

Jhelum

Jhang

Multan

Layyah

Toba Tak Singh

Bahawalpur

Muzaffar Garh

Dera Ghazi Khan

Rahim Yar Khan

Narowal

Bhakar

Pakpattan

Sargodha

Faisalabad

……

Sindh (6 Cities/districts)

Karachi

Hyderabad

Sukkur

Mirpur Khas

Nuo Shehro Feroz

Khairpur

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (6 Cities/districts)

Peshawar

Kohat

DI Khan

Hungo

Tank

Bannu

Balochistan (9 Cities/districts)

Quetta

Bolan

Sibi

Nasirabad

Jaffarabad

Jhal Magsi

Khuzdar

Zoab

Loralai

Gilgit Baltistan

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.

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