KARACHI: Authorities blocked cellular phone services in several cities as part of security measures for 10th Muharram processions, AAJ News reported.
Amid tight security, processions and majalis are being held across the country today on 10th Muharram in connection with Yaum-e-Ashur, the day marks the martyrdom of Imam Hussain (R.A).
According to the sources, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has blocked cellular services in Karachi, Sukkur and Hyderabad cities of Sindh. The services were also shut in Hangu, Dera Ismail Khan and parts of Peshawar city of KPK.
The closure of mobile phone services will also be extended to Punjab cities, including FaisalabAd, Sargodha, Rahimyar Khan, Bhakkar, Dera Ghazi Khan, Muzffargarh, Pakpattan, Multan, Gujranwala, Rawalpindi, Jhang and Attock by this evening.
Officials said the services would resume tonight at 10 pm upon culmination of processions across the country.
On Thursday, the cellular services were blocked at 9am and restored after 9 pm in Karachi and some cities of Punjab.