Karachi: It has been announced by PTA that the mobile phone services will remain suspended on the 8th, 9th and 10th day of Muharram-ul-Haram due to security issues.
Muharram is the first month of Islamic Calendar and the Islamic New Year is just starting from Sunday 2nd October, 2016 so, due to security concerns the mobile phone services will remain closed in Karachi on 8th and 10th Muharram, while the other big cities like Lahore, Peshawar, Gujranwala etc will also suffer from the same order. It is reported that the cellular services will remain stopped from early in the morning to late night.
Pillion riding and to show-off the weapons will also remain banned in Karachi, Hyderabad and other big cities.
According to the report, issued by the office of Interior Minister, there will be 32,695 security personnel on duty in all over the country for the protection of the people of Pakistan and the homeland. Security will remain high alert on the above mentioned days of Month Muharram and not a single suspect will be ignored.
It is also reported that the army and rangers will also participate in security matters on 9th and 10th Muharram other than the Police department.
Sources told that the Paramilitary forces have been authorized with special authorities in the shadow of Anti-terrorism Act till 12th Muharram.