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Mobile Phone Services Suspended For Over 24 Hours in Islamabad / Rawalpindi

Mobile Services BlockedOn directions of Pakistan Telecommunication Authority, cellular services are suspended in twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi for over 24 hours now.

Citing the advisory from Interior Ministry, the regulator had asked all cellular operators to suspend mobile phone and wireless services on the route of Long March that is headed by Dr. Tahirul Qadri.

Mobile services were suspended – on account of security threats during Long March – in Islamabad and Rawalpindi around 12 PM yesterday. This service closure of mobile cellular and wireless services spanned the entire Rawalpindi district.

We are also getting limited reports that cellular services in Gujranwala and GT road are down, even after 36 hours.

While the Long March procession had reached Islamabad last night, Dr. Tahirul Qadri and thousands of Long March participants have announced sit-in till the departure of provincial and federal government.

In view of law and order situation and arrest orders of Prime Minister, Raja Parvez Ashraf by Supreme Court (in Rental-Power case), it appears that atmosphere and security situation may persist for several days.

During all this, it is still unclear that when mobile phone services will be restored in the capital city.

It merits mentioning here that cellular companies (headquartered in Islamabad) have announced holiday on second consecutive day today. We are getting reports that operations in cellular companies may remain halted for another few days.

Update (09:15 PM)

Mobile services are in process of being restored.

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


  • Shahid Saleem

    So much for branchless banking.

  • harry

    n0 service 0f telen0r .. here in aabpara … :(

  • AAMM LOG

    Service on GT from gujaranwala till GRK is not available.

  • Saad Toor

    Network is still not available from Muridkey to Rawalpindi….. :(

  • Its Been two Days Cellular Suspended in Rawalpindi Express Way…

    No Matter Who Got Accidents ,Who Live Or Die.They Dont Care…

    For God’s Sake .Dont Snatch The Right To Live From Us

    Goto Hell All Pakistani Politicians ,

  • ali

    Bahria town mea b signals nae hain

  • nafees ahmed arain

    its just a matter of time pehle pochty thy “bhai light kab ayegi ” then “bhai cng kb khulygi” nd now “bhai network kab ayega” ahsita ahsita aadi ho jyengy isky b no problem
    begairat bn kr jeo :@

  • beensheen

    Zong is working fine in Comercial Market and Ufone in Saddar Rawalpindi. No other network has service in any other area:(

  • Event

    Well still no service in areas of Gujranwala (like main city, Ghakhar, Wazirabad & Rahwali etc…) :((((

  • Attock

    Attock main telenor nay on nai ki still.. baki sb chal rai hain thori dair pelhy restore ki gai hain………gando network telenor ka ……………….

  • usman

    When
    you need a cell phone in an emergency situation, it didn’t work out for you.
    Why? Because your country is facing closure of cellular networks. In these
    worst case scenarios the only hope for communication is a Landline. A
    landline phone is a reliable and easy way to stay connected with your family and
    friends during an emergency situation.