LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Hamza Shehbaz on Tuesday approved the suspension of mobile phone services at 350 places across the province.

It may be recalled that Section 144 has been enforced in Islamabad, Punjab and Sindh to stop Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s long march.

All roads leading to the federal capital have been sealed off. The Swabi-Islamabad Motorway was closed near the Indus River Bridge.

The law enforcement agencies briefed the chief minister on the situation prevailing in the province, seeking his approval for shutting down mobile phone service across Punjab.

Mr Hamza approved the closure of mobile phone networks at 350 places in Punjab, including 20 places in Lahore.

Published in Dawn, May 25th, 2022

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