QUETTA: Suspension of cellular services and riding motorcycles on the 7th, 9th and 10th of Muharram in Balochistan is being considered, Express News quoted sources as saying on Wednesday.
According to the Home Department of Balochistan, this step will be taken in view of security concerns and that the suspension will take place in eight districts of the province, including Quetta, which were declared sensitive.
Earlier, the Balochistan government announced that it had finalised security arrangements for mourning processions on 7th, 9th and 10th of Muharram.
Home Secretary Capt (retd) Hussain Durrani had said that over 5,000 policemen and 21 platoons of the paramilitary Frontier Corps (FC) would be deployed in the provincial capital alone.
Durrani had affirmed that in case the federal government directed the suspension of cellular services or imposed any other ban in Balochistan, then the provincial government would comply in letter and spirit.