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Cellphone services resumed after four-hour suspension

October 27, 2012


The image shows a person using a mobile phone. — File photo

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.