The PTA, functioning on the directives from the Interior Minister, released instructions to all mobile phone companies to resume of cell phone services over the city. Earlier, cell phone services were suspended indefinitely in Karachi whereas the blocked phone services were started again in Lahore throughout early hours of Monday. Government had blocked mobile phone services in Karachi over security concerns and also released a notification to prohibit pillion traveling in the town. PTA sources told that cell phone services were suspended in Karachi at 2 am on Monday over security concerns until further notice which no schedule was received concerning the resumption of services. The sources added that mobile services would be also blocked along the way of Allama Dr Tahirul Qadri’s lengthy march from Lahore to Islamabad which services would begin returning to within the areas when the march entered them.