Residents of Quetta and its surrounding areas were facing hardships as services of all cellphone companies remained since early Tuesday. — File Photo

QUETTA: Keeping in view the law and order situation on Independence day the provincial government of Balochistan has decided to block all cellphone services in Quetta and its surrounding areas, DawnNews reported.

Residents of Quetta and its surrounding areas were facing hardships as services of all cellphone companies remained suspended since early Tuesday.

According to security sources the cellphone services had been blocked keeping in view the law and order situation of the province, as it cuts off the communication capabilities of miscreants and terrorists.

On the other hand the provincial government has taken strict security measures for the maintenance of law and order, and troops of the Balochistan constabulary in addition to the Frontier Corps personnel were deployed  at sensitive and government buildings throughout the city.

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