Cellular services partially restored in many cities

Signals back in Lahore, Peshawar and Karachi among other cities.

Web Desk November 15, 2013
In Karachi, Nawabshah and Hyderabad, most cellphone users found their signals restored. PHOTO: FILE

As the observance of Ashura draws to a close all over the country, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has restored cellular services in many parts of Pakistan, Express News reported.

The government had suspended mobile phone services in most cities to avoid terrorist activity during Muharram 9 and 10.

The PTA has now announced that services will be restored by 10pm in Khyber Pukhtunkhwa, while the service has already been restored in many parts of Punjab.

The service was also restored in parts of Sindh and Balochistan as the clock struck 9 pm.

At midnight, mobile phone signals were back in Lahore and Peshawar as well.

Rawalpindi, where clashes have erupted, has seen services partially restored.


Aschraful Makhlooq | 10 years ago | Reply

By blocking the mobile phones' services and banning the pillion-riding on motorbikes Pakistani government is curing the cancer of terrorism by Paracetamol only this is why Pakistani government is not taking any serious,strong,permanent and long-lasting practical steps to control and uproot terrorism from Pakistan sincerely and honestly and just depends on blocking the mobile phones' services and banning the pillion-riding on motorbikes on the special occasions and dates for the time being temporarily to increase difficulties and problems in the nation's life.......

Farhan Gul | 10 years ago | Reply

Its 10AM here of 16th, STILL no proper mobile service in Rawalpinidi. Come on!!! It is WORSE then Reham Malik. :@

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