Pakistan May Shut Down Mobile Services Due To Terrorist Threats

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Pakistan May Shut Down Mobile Services Due To Terrorist Threats
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Pakistan May Shut Down Mobile Services Due To Terrorist Threats

All mobile services/networks in Pakistan (like: Mobilink, Warid, Telenor etc) may shut down due to possible terrorist attack and security threats.

Internal Minister of Pakistan Rehman Malik reportedly said on Sunday that some areas of Pakistan were under the risk of possible terrorist attacks during the Muslim Holiday of Eid-ul-Fitr.

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In a high level meeting Interior Minister of Pakistan along with the officials of PTA (Pakistan Telecommunication Authority) came to a conclusion that mobile services may soon be halted in some places for few hours to tackle the possible threat.

Interior Minister Rehman Malik clarified that cellular networks would not be suspended throughout the country, and said mobile networks  may be revoked in specific areas during Eid prayers, and for up to two and a half hours at night due to the risks.

The minister reported to have said, that Karachi, Multan and Lahore are the cities that have the highest level of risk of possible terrorist attacks.

UPDATE: It seems like people in Pakistan are already suffering from the suspension of the mobile network, some have even started talking about it on the social media – Twitter:

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