Islamabad: Mobile phone services were suspended in over 60 cities and towns of Pakistan on Friday morning (today) amid the government’s security plan for Eid Milad-un-Nabi (Prophet Mohammad PBUH birthday).
The suspension, directed by Pakistan’s Interior Minister and done by Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), will remain enforced from till 10 pm.
According to sources in PTA, 18 districts of Punjab, one each in Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and seven districts in Sindh will face the blockage.
The major cities where the services were blocked include Karachi, Quetta, Peshawar, Rawalpindi, Multan, Sargodha and Bahawalpur.
Earlier, Federal Interior Minister Rehman Malik had said the provincial governments requested the federal government for the suspension of mobile phone services.
Meanwhile, pillion riding will also be banned in some parts of the country on the occasion of 12th Rabi-ul-Awwal.