PTA Asks Cellular Companies to Suspend Communication

In view of current political situation in the country, and upcoming long March on Monday Pakistan Telecommunication Authority has asked all cellular companies to lower their cell sites’ capacity to decrease number of simultaneous connections at a time.

This verbal order was communicated to all cellular companies by colonel Yawar at PTA, told us a high official from a cellular company. Adding further, he confirmed us that regulator has asked us to decrease number of simultaneous connections per tower in twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad, especially F5, F6, F7, F8, G6, G8, G9, G10 and Aabpara.

PTA’s spokesman was not available for the comment.

This act is apparently aimed at creating trouble for customers in establishing connections, especially Journalists, Lawyers and political leaders.

If carried away, this action is going to largely harm routine life.

Update (March 15, 2009 – 1:00 PM): SMS service in Islamabad/Rawalpindi is down on all networks

Update (March 16, 2009 – 3:15 AM) SMS Services in Islamabad/Rawalpindi restored!

Tech reporter with over 10 years of experience, founder of ProPakistani.PK


  • Awais Naseer Keyani

    This is called democracy!!

  • Wasim iqbal

    i really dont like zardari and his allies!

  • Muhammad Zahid

    new form of democracy =D

  • Ahsan

    I don’t know what the hell is going on in the mind of Zardari.
    He thinks he can stop people in this way.
    A real fool

  • Salman

    Well, I really dont think its something new to pakistanis. After all our Leaders are part of us? we voted for them and yet they play gods.

    Now its Zardari’s turn, before benazir, Nawaz sharif n bla bla bla had fun. We should really re-check our directions as per Islam. Its a WAY OF LIFE not just a ritualistic religion ;)

    Cheers

  • zack shah

    cant say much but the country people r dim-witted and r very thick….. polluted with corruption and stumpy way of thinking…… im saying these words with a heavy heart these ppl dont deserve this but to be honest no 1 cares abt them and they dont really care abt any 1 either if they r waiting for god to help them i guess they r goin to be disappointed …

    student in uk

  • zark

    Freedom of expression