KARACHI: Cellphone services were restored in Karachi and other parts of Sindh on Friday at around 8.30pm, after remaining suspended for several hours.
The services were suspended as part of the security plan for 8th, 9th and 10th of Muharram.
Mobile phone reception was blocked in Karachi, Hyderabad, Shaheed Benazirabad, Khairpur, Sukkur, Larkana, Shikarpur and Jacobabad at 10am.
According to a notification issued by the Sindh government, the services will be suspended on Saturday and Sunday as well.
“In case of any incident/emergency, the cell phone companies may be directed to restore the facility immediately on request of this department,” the notice read.
Earlier this month, in preparation for Muharram, the Sindh government declared around 3,046 majalis ‘most sensitive’ and ‘sensitive’ in the province.