Mobile services restored across Pakistan


Rehman Malik orders restoration of mobile services across Pakistan

Islamabad: Cellular services have been restored all across Pakistan on Saturday till 6am on Sunday (10th of Muharram).

Country’s Interior Minister Rehman Malik also ordered to lift the blanket ban on motorcycles in Islamabad except sectors F-11 and I-10.

The services were suspended in 50 cities across Pakistan to prevent terrorist activities.

Malik said the mobile network will again be blocked from 6am to 8pm tomorrow to provide security to Shiite mourners.

It is feared that mobile phones could be used to trigger a remote-controlled bomb or to coordinate attacks.

The ministry had blocked the cellphone network in Karachi and Quetta for around 11 hours on Friday. Authorities again blocked the service around six hours after its restoration at 6am on Saturday.

The cities where services remained suspended are:

Sindh: Karachi, Khairpur and Larkana

Punjab: Lahore, Multan, Sargodha, Attock, Jhang, Rahimyar Khan, Faisalabad, Gujranwala, Bhakkar, Pakpattan, Nankana Sahib, Dera Ghazi Khan and Muzaffargarh

Balochistan: Quetta, Kalat, Khuzdar, Turbat, Gwadar, Panjgur, Mastung, Kohlu, Dera Bugti and Hub

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: Kohat, Ustarzai, Hungo, Bannu, Lakki Marwat, Dera Ismail Khan, Tank, Nowshera, Haripur, Charsadda and Mardan

Fata: Parachinar and Miramshah; and

Muzaffarabad, Mirpur, Kotli, Rawalakot, Neelum Valley in Azad Kashmir, and in Gilgit.


  1. No where in the world have i heard of such ridiculous banning of cell phones or motor bikes , except in pakistan. zardari’s incompetent government and an equally incompetent minister malik together with their amateurish law enforcement agencies have not been able to provide adequate protection for the bright idea to emerge from malik’s pea sized brain would be to ban religious ceremonies or people from walking the steets