Pakistani Government ordered cellular companies to shut down their services on Friday, September 21. This decision has been jointly taken by Interior and IT Ministry. PTA has also confirmed this news. Earlier, People thought that this is a rumor but later it’s confirmed. Yesterday, Federal Cabinet announced to observe Ishq-e-Rasool Day on coming Friday.
Mobile Service will remain off in various cities including Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar, Quetta and Faisalabad. According to reports, Mobile phone networks will be remained jam from 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM to avoid any terrorist activity. Government offices and Educational institutes will also remain off on Friday.
It’s worth mention here that Mobile Phone Service was blocked on Eid ul Fitr for same reason. There is difference of opinion among people regarding this issue. There is no doubt that emergency numbers like Edhi, Chippa, 115 and others must be exempt from this blockage.
Though PTA has blocked YouTube in Pakistan, public is demanding sensible action from Government. Pakistan Government hasn’t tool serious action to record protest. On other hand dozens of massive protests are observing daily in all cities of Pakistan.