Mobile phone services to remain shut on 9th, 10th Muharram in Sindh

It will not be a blanket suspension, according to industry sources


DNA August 28, 2020
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ISLAMABAD:

Starting midnight, residents of Sindh will face a suspension of mobile networks because service providers have been instructed to shut their towers for security on the 9th and 10th of Muharram.

According to industry sources shared that it will not be a blanket suspension. For example, districts Central and South in Karachi will face a complete network shutdown from 12am (tonight) to Sunday midnight but the timing for district West will be 10am (Aug 28) to 8pm (Aug 30).

District East was not included in the plan while areas such as Nishtar Park, Shah Nawaz Bhutto Road, Father Jammes Road, MA Jinnah Road till Capri cinema and Preedy Street up to Parking Plaza Saddar will face suspension from 11am (Aug 28) to 4pm (Aug 29).

Sources said that there will be a partial suspension along the routes of Muharram processions between 7am and 5pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Thatta, Sujawal, Hyderabad, Khairpur, Tando Muhammad Khan, Dadu and Jacobabad are among other districts, which will face network suspensions in their entirety albeit in different timings with most of them facing suspension only on Sunday.

Apart from this, many cities of Sindh will also face cellular suspensions in different timings with some facing this restriction only on 10th Muharram while others going off line all three days.

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