Govt to suspend mobile services and pillion riding on 12th Rabi ul Awal

KARACHI: The government has decided to impose a ban on pillion riding in Karachi on the occasion of 12th Rabi-ul-Awal from 8:00am to 10:00pm.

Mobile services will also be suspended in most of the cities of the country including Sindh and Punjab from 7:00am to 10:00pm due to the security reasons for the occasion of Rabi-ul-Awal.

Like always, the ministry of interior feared that terrorists may use mobile phones to detonate explosive devices and communicate with each other to organize attacks.

Moreover, Under the Section 144, pillion riding, use and display of weapons and use of any kind of fireworks have been banned on Jan 25 and 26, 2013 in Rawalpindi.