Cellular services will be suspended in Islamabad from 6:00am to 12:00pm on August 14 to avoid any untoward incident aimed at targeting Independence Day celebrations in the federal capital, officials said on Friday.
According to Express News, the decision has been taken in the wake of recent indications that India’s premier intelligence agency RAW is collaborating with local militant outfits to fuel unrest in the country.
Contingents of the Pakistan Army, Rangers and FC personnel will be deployed for security purposes in all major cities on the Independence Day.
Islamabad hints at RAW’s involvement in Quetta carnage
The Foreign Office had on Thursday suggested that RAW might have collaborated with local militant groups to carry out the latest terrorist attack in Quetta which left 76 people dead on Monday.
The FO spokesperson said Indian intelligence agencies remained involved in subversive and terrorist activities in Pakistan, especially in Balochistan and Karachi.
However, this is not the first time cellular services are being suspended in Islamabad. In March this year, cellular services were suspended in parts of the federal capital for Pakistan Day parade rehearsal.
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