Web Desk (December 01, 2017):Cell phone services, which were suspended in some cities of the country on Friday over 12th Rabiul Awwal security concerns have been restored.
The services were suspended in Karachi, Hyderabad, Sukkur, Mirpurkhas and Quetta for the security of processions organised to celebrate Eid Miladun Nabi. They have already been restored in Quetta.
Earlier, cellular services were suspended in Karachi, Hyderabad and Sukkur on Friday, to ensure security on Eid Milad-un-Nabi (PBUH).
The authorisation to suspend mobile phone services was given by the Ministry of Interior on Thursday. Services was remained suspended from 8am to 8pm today.Cell phone services was also remain suspended in Quetta from 8am to 8pm due to rallies. Pillion riding was banned in the city as part of the security arrangements for the auspicious occasion.
The Government of Sindh had earlier requested the federation for suspending cellular and internet services. The Sindh home department had written a letter to the interior ministry requesting suspension of cellular and internet services in major cities of the province.The birth of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is celebrated with religious fervour in all over the country with many organising rallies and decorating homes, buildings, mosques and shrines with lights.