KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) issued notices to Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) and the Interior ministry while hearing the cellular service suspension case on Thursday, reported Express News.
During the hearing, PTA’s lawyer Badar Alam maintained that the suspension of mobile services is in the national interest and for the safety of the people. He said that the application against suspension is not worth hearing and should be dismissed.
The court issued notices to PTA and the interior minister for November 23.
The government had suspended cellular services in many cities on August 10, 19 and 20, September 21, October 27 and again on November 16.
A foreign cell phone network operator has taken the government to court citing massive financial losses. The petitioner is also seeking compensation for the losses.