Cellular services can only be suspended on president's approval: SHC

SHC says mobile services suspended in case of emergency could be only be done on the president’s directives.

Web Desk October 25, 2012

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) said on Thursday that cellular phone services could only be suspended on the president's approval, Express News reported.

While hearing a petition pertaining to suspension of cell phone services, the SHC said that mobile services, suspended in case of emergency, could be only be done on the president’s directives.

An interior ministry official had earlier said that cellular services are most likely to be suspended on Eidul Azha in sensitive areas of the country, including Karachi, Lahore, some areas of Balochistan, the tribal areas and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.

The official said that the suspension will begin Friday night and will continue till Saturday.

The Government of Sindh, issued a notificiation on Tuesday, saying that it will be a public holiday from October 26 to 29, 2012 for all its employees and workers in the province.

Eidul Azha will be celebrated on October 27, 2012.

On Eidul Fitr this year, cellular services were suspended for one day across the country causing inconvenience to mobile phone users.

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Irfan Afridi | 8 years ago | Reply It is very sad to say that our government suspends cellular service due to terrorists activity but they do not pay attention that terrorists are so strong that they might use other alternative resources such as using internet with different techniques. I guess government wants all the Cellular Service Providers Companies to pay them extra else they will have to face the music on such occasion. It is clear that on such occasion cellular companies earn much more and suspending service on such occasion really hurt them.
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