Note: Shut down will happen on both 9th and 10th Muharram 2017.
As element of the stability arrangements for Ashura, the governing administration purchased telecom companies to suspend their products and services in significant Pakistani towns.
The move has been taken to assure that the religious processions in numerous towns are concluded peacefully.
In Karachi, cellular products and services have been shut off at 10am nowadays. All roads and streets joined to MA Jinnah Road have been also blocked with shipping containers, with a heavy contingent of police and paramilitary troops deployed in get to safeguard the route of the principal procession.
Pillion driving has also been banned in the metropolis.
Sources say that the cellphone signals will keep on being suspended all through the 8th, 9th and 10th Muharram at specified moments. Sindh governing administration, in a letter, questioned for a ban to be enforced from 10am to 10pm on Friday.
Sources have also described that certain districts in Punjab this sort of as Talagang are also observing a disruption in mobile cell phone signals. Khairpur in Sindh is also similarly affected.
Having said that, an formal from the Punjab governing administration has stated that no final decision to block cell signals has been taken so significantly along the procession routes. He further more stated that legislation enforcement authorities are continuing to evaluate the condition and nothing at all can be dominated out in the meantime.
Academic institutions in many towns this sort of as Peshawar, Karachi, Quetta are also shut.
Update: According to the notification, cell cell phone support has been suspended in at the very least eight towns of Sindh which includes Karachi, Hyderabad, Shaheed Benazirabad, Khairpur, Sukkur, Larkana, Shikarpur and Jacobabad from 8th to 10th of Moharram.
Other towns where cell telephones have been silenced involve Bahawalnagar, Faisalabad, Quetta, and Gilgit-Baltistan.