KARACHI: The provincial government has asked the federal interior ministry to block cellular services in the province on 9th and 10th of Muharram.
According to details, Sindh home secretary has communicated to the interior ministry and Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) about the suspension of mobile phone services during mourning processions of Muharram.
Sindh government is awaiting a decision by the interior ministry on the suspension of mobile phone services in major cities including Karachi, as part of security arrangements for 10th Muharam.
The services are partially suspended every year in several cities as part of security arrangements for mourning processions of Muharram.
The law enforcement agencies have prepared a security plans for 9th and 10th Muharram, especially for Karachi to avoid any untoward incident.
The other provinces will also likely to face the suspension of mobile phone services as a precautionary measure to maintain law and order and avoid any incident of sabotage or terrorism.