The government has suspended the cellular service in around 15 cities across the country to escape any mishap, Aaj news reported on Friday.
According to the sources, The government decided to block all mobile phone services in 15 cities including Karachi, Lahore, Murree , Multan, Khanewal and Chakwal as the nation observes Yaum-i-Ishq-i-Rasool (PBUH).
The instruction to suspend mobile phone services were issued by the Pakistan Telecom Authority (PTA).
Services were expected to resume at 6:00 pm today.
On Thursday evening, Interior Ministersaid “the government has not yet decided to block cellular services.”
However, PTA officials said they have been directed by the interior ministry to stay alert to implement the order of suspending cellular services.
People are facing so much trouble due to the suspension, since the entire cities observing a strike so they are unable to contact their loved ones.