Cellphone services have been restored in parts of Pakistan where they was barred earlier, Express News reported on Monday.
The government had decided to suspend cellular and data services in at least four major cities in the wake of intelligence reports that terrorists may attempt to target key installations in sensitive areas.
The decision was taken in response to a request by provincial governments on the eve of Eidul Fitr, according to a press statement released by Interior Minister Rehman Malik on Sunday.
“On the request of provincial governments, it was decided that mobile phone services will be suspended in some cities/areas of the respective provinces as per available intelligence,” the statement read.
Cellular company sources had confirmed that they were asked by Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to block services in Karachi, Lahore, Multan and Quetta. Services were to remain blocked from 8pm on Sunday till 11am today (Monday).
According to reports on social media, Mobilink, Warid, Telenor, Ufone and Zong had blocked services.