Mobile phone service suspended in Pakistan

 03 Jan 2013 - 9:54


ISLAMABAD: Mobile phone services were suspended in several cities and districts of the country on Thursday, in line with the government's security plan for Chehlum announced a day earlier, DawnNews reported.

The services of all cellphone companies would resume today.

The cities and towns where the service were blocked included Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Quetta, Peshawar, Rawalpindi, Multan, Sargodha, Bahawalpur, Hyderabad, Dera Ismail Khan and Bannu.

The service was suspended in 18 districts of Punjab, nine in Balochistan and six each in Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

The Interior Ministry had announced that the services of v-ptcl and other wireless phone services will also be suspended in sensitive areas of the country including Karachi, Lahore and Quetta. (QNA)