Cellular Suspension in Karachi Likely On New Year Eve

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cell_phone_userCity of Karachi is likely to see another cellular blackout on new year evening as Sindh Home Department has been requested to ban the mobile services under a security plan laid out specifically for December 31st, 2012.

Citing Sindh Police Spokesperson, Dawn.com reported that agencies responsible for maintaining the security of the city have requested the federal government – through Sindh Home Department – to ban mobile phone services in karachi on new year evening.

Report says that this request for ban on mobile phone services is based on intelligence reports, hinting possible attacks on new year celebrations in the city.

It merits mentioning here that cellular services were suddenly suspended for similar reasons in Karachi on Friday. Cellphone suspension, that lasted for seven hours, had caused mobile companies a revenue loss of around Rs. 100 million.

Mobile phone service suspension because of security reasons, that has now become a routine in Pakistan, not only causes loss of revenues for cellular operators but it also leaves the masses with no communication means.

Mobile phone subscribers also bear the loss of money with such service bans, especially the post-paid customers and those who subscribe to SMS/Voice/Mobile internet bundles – as they are charged as per regular tariff plans even when networks remain down.

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  • Muhammad Anas

    Let’s prepare a schedule of cellular suspension just like we have of electricity.

    • Shahid Saleem

      Unfortunately it will imposed at random. Other than Eid days (amazing how government can turn a day of FESTIVITIES into a day of SILENCE) we never know when they will apply block.

      • Muhammad Anas

        That’s the beauty of democracy!

    • Saad

      lol..brilliant idea…

  • nafees ahmed arain

    well well thank God rehman malik isnt a doctor coz if he was a doctor he would prefer to cut the infected organ rather than to cure it by medicines …
    his slogan should be “Na rahy ga baans na bajy gi baansuri”
    keep showing us your ironic skills you damn shit :@

  • zain

    ISI aur FIA ko apni nakami chupani ka aik naya tareeqa mil gia hai .

  • kbse kb tak band honge?

  • SSH

    now Ministry of Interior will print Mobile closure days In New Diarys for the ease of people :p

  • Safdar Imam

    Where in the world; Is security maintained by closing mobile service.

  • Where in the world! is security maintained by closing mobile service.

  • sohailahmed

    Simply NO comments,

  • FrndsZone.com

    Idhar tum, udhar hum (Yahan idhar say murad hakomat and udhar say hum awam hain) :p

  • Aslam

    helo janb internonal cal rat ki koi ni news ni i kab khatm ho rahy ha