Decision to suspend cellular services on ‘Ashura’ made


To ensure peace and calm during the Moharram processions, preparations have started.

In a high-level meeting, the decision to suspend mobile and internet service is finalized. On the other side arrangements during the processions in highly sensitive districts were also discussed.

Districts in Punjab including Lahore, Rawalpindi, Multan, Jhang, Bahawalpur, Faisalabad, Rahim yaar Khan, Attock, DG Khan, and many other bigger districts will have no mobile phone service these days.

Mobile phone service will remain suspended from 12 am till 10 pm on 9th & 10th Moharram.

It is common practice for mobile phone services to be suspended in the country’s cities on “sensitive” religious events like Ashura and Eid Miladun Nabi.

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