Cellular services suspended in parts of Islamabad

Phone networks suspended as Pakistan Day parade rehearsal is currently underway

News Desk March 21, 2016

Cellular services were suspended in parts of Islamabad on Monday for Pakistan Day parade rehearsal.

Mobile phone networks went offline early morning and will be restored by noon, Express News reported.

Pakistan Day Parade: Traffic plan for twin cities outlined

Stringent security measures are in place in the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi to avoid any untoward incident on the National Day, March 23. Rangers and police have enhanced patrolling as a dress rehearsal is currently underway.


Special traffic arrangements have also been made to facilitate the citizens on the parade day.

Chief Traffic Officer (CTO) Shoaib Khurram Jahanbaz, in a press release, said that traffic would not be allowed to pass from the Faizabad flyover.

According to the plan, the traffic going to Islamabad would be diverted towards Stadium Road from Nawaz Sharif Park. The traffic would go to 9th Avenue after crossing the IJP Road. The traffic coming from Islamabad to Rawalpindi would not be allowed to use the Stadium Road.

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The traffic from Islamabad would use IJP Road and would be able to enter Rawalpindi from Carriage Factory point.

The traffic coming going towards Islamabad Expressway from Koral Chowk would be diverted towards a service road at Khanna Pul. The traffic would go to Murree Road passing through Shamsabad. It would further use the Stadium Road to enter Islamabad.

The CTO has asked the Motorway Police and the National Highways Police from letting heavy traffic enter Rawalpindi from Attock, from Lahore, and from Murree on March 23.

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The CTO has also deputed 424 traffic wards besides 43 junior traffic wardens, 16 traffic inspectors, and six traffic deputy superintendents of police for keeping the traffic flow smooth on March 23. Senior Traffic Officer Iftikharul Haq will supervise the special duties on the National Day.


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