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KARACHI: Cellphone services were resumed in Pakistani cities and towns on Saturday after a four-hour-long suspension on the first day of Eidul Azha.

The services were suspended from 6am to 10am in the light of information from intelligence agencies and provincial governments over "threats to national security" on the first day of Eid.

The suspension was not countrywide but was partial and in cities and pockets considered sensitive.

Earlier on Friday, television channels had quoted their sources as saying the suspension order applied to three cities of Sindh (Karachi, Hyderabad and Khairpur), three cities of Punjab (Lahore, Rawalpindi and Multan), Quetta, Mastung, Gwadar, Turbat, Naseerabad and Sibi in Balochistan; Peshawar, Mansehra, Buner and Chitral in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa; Bajaur and Mohmand agencies, Gilgit and Skardu.

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Ali Oct 27, 2012 09:49pm
This is all to collect Eidi from service providers.
Sam A Khan Oct 27, 2012 11:25am
I think its a good measure to maintain law& order at every cost.If Interior Ministry succeeded in foiling the plot of enemies of Pakistan in this way,I highly appreciate and thanks them for their timely strategy.May God bless them and their families.Thanks Police and Interior Ministry other Officials
Imran Oct 27, 2012 06:25am
This is getting to be a habit now for the ministry ! Did the 'threats to national security' not exist in last 20 years ?