Cellular services will be Suspended in metropolitan areas today

imagesLAHORE – To avoid using mobile phone Sim cards as detonators around the chehlam of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA), the federal government will suspend cellular services in a number of metropolitan areas from 8am to 10pm today. The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority mentioned Wednesday that services could be not available in a variety of metropolitan areas of Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh, Balochistan, Gilgat Biltastan and AJK. Based on the notification, cell phones will stay quiet in 18 districts of Punjab, six each in Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as well as in nine districts of Balochistan. The help is going to be not available in Karachi, Lahore, Quetta, Peshawar, Rawalpindi, Multan, Sargodha, Jhang, Faisalabad, Bahawalpur, Hyderabad, DI Khan Bannu,Sukkar, Khairpur, Hyderabad, Noshero Feroz, Mirpur Khas, Tank, DG Khan, Khizdar, Sibbi, Loralai, Jaffarabad and AJK’s capital Muzaffarabad. Earlier, the Lahore police had posted a credit card applicatoin towards the Punjab government for suspending cellular services within the city. The cell phone eliminate in certain sensitive metropolitan areas of KPK at 12am.The suspension has been created as safety measure and customers happen to be informed about this ahead of time.The terrorists had completed bombing by utilizing Sim cards as detonators.The federal government also suspended cellular services on Eidul Fitr, Eidul Azha and Ashura, stating security risks.Interior Minister Rehman Malik stated he had credible information that terrorists would use mobile phones as detonators to produce offensives in a variety of areas.