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ISLAMABAD: Mobile phone services will stay suspended in major cities of Punjab, Sindh and Balochistan’s capital on Friday as part of security arrangements for Eid Miladun Nabi (PBUH) gatherings and processions.

Interior Minister Rehman Malik said here on Thursday that requests for suspension of mobile phone services had been received from three provinces.

In a late night development, officials said that mobile phone services would remain suspended in 51 cities of Punjab and seven major cities of Sindh from 8am to 10pm while in Quetta the services would be suspended from 10am to 2pm.

Lahore, Multan Sialkot, Rawalpindi, Attock, Jhelum, Chakwal, Faisalabad, Sargodha, Sheikhupura and Nankana Saheb are among the 51 cities of Punjab while Karachi, Hyderabad, Sukkur and Khairpur are among the seven cities of Sindh.

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Jan 25, 2013 10:36pm
Party like it is 1983.
Alam Khan
Jan 25, 2013 04:02am
I don't know how you guys do without cell phones.
Jan 25, 2013 05:39am
To remembering prophet, His companions and Pious caliph's never observed days, but all involved themselves in prayers to God and engaged in their personal duties honestly as this is the main theme of religion. Such observance by spending huge finances and disturbing public life would not bring glory to religion in the world. Religious scholars and political leaders are engaged in observing the day, following other religions' way who involved in Remembrance. A huge financial burden over poor nation? This is extremism, religious scholars and political leaders must think and check their attitude.
Knonie Dost
Jan 25, 2013 07:14am
They are right in doing such things. We do not need cellular networks or even internet here in Pakistan. All we need are some bearded guys in ridiculous dresses telling us funny things to keep us engaged, and political issues to keep us worried.