All parks in the metropolitan cities of Punjab including Lahore, Rawalpindi and Islamabad were ordered to be closed to the public from 9:30pm onwards in light of security threats emanating on Eidul Fitr holidays, reported ExpressNews.
In the city of Karachi however, Roshan Ali, Commissioner Karachi, denied that public parks were being closed down. He stated that all public recreational outlets would remain open till their specified operating hours.
Earlier today, Police evacuated the Karachi zoo after receiving an alert from the zoo officials about a bomb threat. However, the bomb disposal squad swept the area and found no bomb.
On the eve of Eidul Fitr, all mobile phone services in different areas of Pakistan were blocked for around 12 hours in order to avoid terrorist attacks.