QUETTA: Cellular networks will remain suspended on 9 and 10 Muharram in several sensitive districts of Balochistan, while a ban has been imposed on pillion riding throughout the province from Aug 6 to 16.

This was decided on Friday in a high level meeting chaired by Advisor to the Chief Minister on Home and Tribal Affairs, Mir Ziaullah Langove to review law and order situation in the province during the month of Muharram. More than 20,000 security personnel including police and Levies officers have been deployed across the province for security during Muharram, while control rooms have been set up at provincial, divisional and district levels for effective monitoring of Muharram processions.

Published in Dawn, August 6th, 2022

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