Mobile Phone Services to Remain Suspended in 35 Districts on Jan 25th [Updated]

Celluar Service Suspension Government of Pakistan, through Pakistan Telecommunication Authority, has directed telecom companies in Pakistan to suspend mobile phone and wireless services on Friday due to security situation on the occasion of 12th Rabiul Awwal.

According to PTA’s directive, a copy of which is available with ProPakistani, cellular services will remain suspended from 10AM to 8PM in total of 35 Districts.

Keep reading for details.

Media reports say that provincial governments — fearing security threats — had requested the federal government to block mobile phone services in major cities of the country.

As per PTA’s directive, mobile phone service will be suspended in following districts in three provinces:


  1. Lahore
    • City area in Lahore
  2. Sheikhupura
    • Throughout the district
  3. Nankana
    • City Nakana Sahib
    • More Khunda PS Mangtanwala.
    • City Sangla Hill
    • City Shahkot
  4. Gujranwala
    • City area in Gujranwala
  5. Sialkot
    • Main City area in Sialkot
  6. Narowal
    • Tehsil Narowal
    • Tehsil Shakargarh
    • Tehsil Zafarwal
  7. Rawalpindi
    • City area Rawalpindi
  8. Attock
    • City area Attock
  9. Jhelum
    • City area Jhelum
  10. Chakwal
    • City area Chakwal
  11. Sargodha
    • Sargodha City
  12. Bhakkar
    • Entire District
  13. Faisalabad
    • Urban/City Area Faisalabad
    • City Jaranwala
    • City Tandlianwala
    • City Samundri
    • Rural Areas of Faisalabad.
  14. Jhang
    • City Jhang
    • Sadar Jhang
    • Shorkot
    • 18 Hazari
    • Ahmadpur Sial
    • Garhmaharaja
  15. Chiniot
    • City area of PS City Chiniot
    • City area of PS Chenab Nagar
    • City area of PS Lalian
    • City Area of PS Bhowana
  16. Multan
    • City area Multan
  17. Lodhran
    • City area Lodhran
  18. Sahiwal
    • City Sahiwal
    • City Chichawatni
  19. Okara
    • Okara City
  20. Pakpattan
    • Pakpattan city
    • Arifwala City
  21. D.G. Khan
    • City D.G Khan.
    • Qasba Kot Chutta
    • Sakhi Sarwar (Airport / Contonment)
    • Taunsa Sharif
  22. Rajanpur
    • City Area of Rajanpur
  23. Muzaffargarh
    • Tehsil Kot Addu, Specially PARCO Qasba
    • Gujra PS Mehmood Kot AES Lalpir & PSO
    • Oil Depot Mehmood Kot and Head Taunsa
  24. Layyah
    • City Layyah
    • Karor
  25. Bahawalpur
    • Tehsil Bahawalpur City
    • Tehsil Sadar Bahawalpur
    • Tehsil Ahmadpur East
    • Tehsil Khairpur Tamewali
    • Tehsil Hasilpur
    • Tehsil Yazman
  26. Bahawalnagar
    • City Bahawalnagar
  27. R.Y. Khan
    • Tehsil Rahim Yar Khan
    • Tehsil Khanpur
    • Tehsil Sadiqabad
    • Tehsil Liaqatpur


  1. Quetta
    • In Quetta City Only


  1. Karachi (Entire District)
  2. Hyderabad (Entire District)
  3. Khairpur (Entire District)
  4. Mirpurkhas (Entire District)
  5. Sukkur (Entire District)
  6. Larkana (Entire District)
  7. N / Feroze (Entire District)

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  • V

    every public holiday is service suspension reason is security threat everyday people dying bomb blasts but no on holiday its special threat so shut down everything motherfuckers

  • humdard

    awesome excepted from son of _____ ______ malik and corrupt government protection of country is cellular ban and wireless service ban.

    last time my uncle died because of this kay hum log ambulence na call kr skay because of mobile phone dead and ptcl wireless also who responsible for that?

    this is what they providing to people of pakistan?zulm ki intha ho chuki hai aur sub beihs baithay hain apni maut ko bhol kr

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  • Abid

    Yesterday was the birthday of my niece and it was very
    important for me as my niece was looking forward for my presence there. I
    couldn’t manage to attend the birthday party because I was out of city. So
    today, I thought to call her and wish her but alas! At that same moment, mobile
    services were suspended. I got worried as my niece was waiting for my call. There
    was landline connection available at my niece’s home but I didn’t have. I made
    my mind and went to the market to search a PCO. Luckily I found a PCO and I
    called my niece and wished her. Now I am very thankful to the landline service
    for helping me in the time of need.

  • Rohail

    When my friend and I were travelling, we had an accident and my friend injured badly.
    When we got admitted in hospital, we have to inform our family but on that day unfortunately,
    mobile services were blocked. It’s a worst feeling than ever. But doctor
    suggested us to use a hospital landline to inform our family and luckily we
    both have PTCL landline. Thanks PTCL for this wonderful service.