Published on August 19th, 2012 | by Arsalan Mir2
Eid Day: Mobile Phones Service Suspension [Updated]
Media reports of a probable suspension of mobile phone services on Eid Day were circulating on TV channels since afternoon. These reports are now confirmed by Ministry of Interior citing security issues and a proactive measure to avoid any unwanted incident.
The services may be suspended in major cities of Punjab and Sindh including Multan, Lahore and Karachi which are at high risk of a possible terrorist activity.
During a high level meeting Interior Malik and officials from the PTA decided that mobile services may be suspended for a few hours in certain areas to tackle the threats.
Malik said mobile services may be suspended in these areas during Eid prayers and for up to 2.5 hours in the evening due to the threats.
via Geo News
Ufone apologizes customer with the following official message on their facebook page:
Dear Customers, as per the orders of PTA, mobile services are suspended in Karachi, Lahore, Multan & Quetta from the evening of 19th August till 20th August 2012.
We apologize for the inconvenience caused.
Mobilink’s note on the situation:
Dear Mobilink family members,
As per PTA orders, mobile services have been suspended in Karachi, Lahore, Multan & Quetta from the evening of 19th August till 20th August 2012.
We appreciate your patience, and apologize for the inconvenience caused.
Speaking to the media late evening on Sunday, Interior Minister Rehman Malik have said that services will resume after 10:00 am on Monday. He added that the this step had been taken to prevent terrorist attacks as terrorists now tend to use IED devices controlled by mobile phones to detonate explosive devices.