Lahore, 26th August: Cellular services will be suspended in 7 cities of Punjab including Lahore and Rawalpindi.
According to the report of Baaghi TV, cities in Punjab will face suspension of mobile services on Ashura.
The Punjab government has decided to suspend mobile phone services on Ashura due to security concerns in seven cities of the province, according to a notification issued by the provincial home department.
The cities that will face suspension of services are Lahore, Rawalpindi, Sheikhupura, Jehlum, Chiniot, Okara, and Bahawalpur.
The notification adds that the timings for the closure of services will be sent to the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) so any untoward accident can be avoided.
The notification sent to the cities has directed the district administrations to let the provincial government know the timing for the suspension of cellular service.
It is to be remembered that the government of Pakistan has declared public holidays on the 28th and 29th of August due to the Ashura.
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