Lahore: Mobile service to be jammed on Eid Milad-un-Nabi

LAHORE: Mobile phone service to be jammed on the eve of Eid Milad-un-Nabi (PBUH) for 12 hours to avert untoward terrorist incidents in the provincial capital.

Mobile phones and wireless services will be suspended from 8am to 8pm on Friday.

The Lahore police have requested the Punjab government to suspend mobile networks from 8am to 8pm on Friday, Jan 25th, 2013 to avoid any untoward incident on the occasion of Eid Milad-un-Nabi.

SP Security Ghulam Qaiserani sent a written request to the provincial government, asking to suspend the mobile networks in the city on Friday.

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