Pakistan Suspends Mobile Phone Services for Political Gains

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Pakistani government today went ahead to block mobile phone services for political gains.

Sources have confirmed ProPakistani that mobile phone services are suspended on government’s orders in Rawalpindi and Lahore.

It maybe recalled that government is today actively using its resources to block Mr. Tahir ul Qadri, who has arrived today in Pakistan to lead a political campaign against current government.

Officials of mobile phone services confirmed us the same and said that this is an apparent example of closure of mobile phone services for political reasons instead of security reasons.

Officials said that mobile phone services are suspended in following areas of Rawalpindi and Lahore:

  • Rawalpindi
    • Benazir Bhutto International Airport
    • Airport Road: Askari 12 to Koraal Chowk
    • Gracy Line and Askari 8
  • Lahore
    • Allama Iqbal International Airport
    • Model Town

Sources confirmed that mobile phone services in Rawalpindi are to remain suspended till 12PM, while phone services in Lahore are to remain suspended till further orders.

For those who can’t recall, mobile phone services were last suspended in Pakistan in 2013 on Ashura, for which mobile phone companies had lost Rs. 1.8 billion during a single day.

Mobile phone companies said that closure of mobile phone suspension is illegal use of power by the government for suspension of service and such act is politically motivated. They said that government is using its power to block the profits of commercial and private entities that will only hurt the trust of businesses on Pakistani government.

Mobile phone companies said that they are all set to get the compensation from the government for the loss and damages they will incur from the phone suspension. They said that they will go to courts to make sure that such suspensions aren’t ordered again.

For those who aren’t familiar, government can order suspension of mobile phone services in state of emergency situations in the country. Such suspensions are usually triggered for security reasons only, however, today’s service closure is apparently aimed at blocking the communication of political workers of Tahir ul Qadri.

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


  • Hamid Meer

    Urgh bhi security reason he ha SiR Canadian baba g ka bohat Cheez han
    #Inqalabi Baba G.

  • Champak

    why is it illegal ? US or any other country does it for their interests. Reffer back to your post of who doesn’t filter internet

    • Arsalan Shah

      Please give an example, that stuff like saniha-e-lahore and mobile phone suspensions and the other illegal retarded rehman baba stuff that happens in Pakistan, happens anywhere in the US.

      • Ahmed Habib

        en m wikipedia org/wiki/List_of_killings_by_law_enforcement_officers_in_the_United_States

        • Shahid Saleem

          So now blocking telecom signals in Pakistan is the same as killings by police officers in US?

          ???

          What the hell is wrong with you?

        • Arsalan Shah

          Lol! What an idiot. What does that means? That link opens just a page with some description on it. It doesn’t states the number of people that have been killed, or any incident in which CM/Mayor has instructed the Police to kill innocent civilians. If ONE officer kills someone, thats something else, if 100 officers are ordered to do so which counts as MASS MURDER, which has been done by CM Punjab Shehbaz Sharif, that’s something completely different. Are you waiting for the day when someone in your family is killed? Will you protest against that barbarism then? Seems like you’ve lost your mind and u are either on the payroll of PML-N or you’re a person without brains..

          • asamieh

            I am not in the payroll of PML N neither I support PTI (Pakistan Tehreek e Ihtijaj).. So keep this low balling inside your home…

            Do u have any proof about who is the culprit? Please bring it in Public..

            • Arsalan Shah

              Huh? I never said you’re on the payroll of PML N. No one is low balling… I don’t have any proof, and why would I bother to bring anything in Public? Public has got eyes and they are sane enough to see what is happening in the country. Most sane people would understand who the culprit is.

              • asamieh

                If you dont have any proof then stop beating your drum..

                • Arsalan Shah

                  Huh? Dude, are u high? Who is beating any drum? First you say bullsh*t that I said you’re paid by PML-N, now you say I’m beating a drum. Have u lost your mind?

  • Shehzad_6

    The incumbent govt. has serious religious and political differences with the PAT so they’re trying every tactic to stop their leader. The situation mustn’t be mishandled or the mobile service suspension would continue.

    • Arsalan Shah

      Religious? I didn’t know Nawaz Sharif was a Hindu or a Christian? I thought Tahir ul Qadri and Sharif were both muslims.. Do enlighten us if Nawaz Sharif has recently converted from Islam…

      • Shaykh ul Islam Tahir ul Qadri

        Don’t abuse Hindus or Christians, please.

        • PeeDroid MiNi L420

          Jana Islamabad Tha Pooch Lahore Geya..
          Baba Gee Kya Ye Khula Tazzad Nahi??

        • asamieh

          So call him a Jew or should i Call him a Padri!!!

          Mubarak Hooooo Mubarak Hooooooo….
          Mere liye AC wala Container Bullet Proof Glassoun wala laya jaye…
          No offense but u r making me laugh..

          BTW Queen kaisi hai? SUna hai pichle dino us ko b 2 number khasre k teekay lag gaye the…. Denmark me sab thek thak hai??

          • Shaykh ul Islam Tahir ul Qadri

            G bhai jaan Allah ka shukar hai sab. bas aap dua kiya karo.

  • Khan

    I am not a Fan of Nawaz Sharif and neither I voted him but I still believe he is doing a good job in Pakistan on the projects he have launched. I still believe he should stay for 5 years for the betterment & development of Pakistan.

    • Arsalan Shah

      I had the same thoughts, and I aint a voter of PML-N either. After the barbarism he and his brother showed in Lahore, I think they don’t have a right to stay for one single day, and after that, they did the same thing they did with Gen. (R) Pervez Musharraf. In simple words, they just showed that they are in power and have goons in black dress, and they can do whatever they want with whoever they want, under the naqaab of law. Today they abused their powers by turning off mobile phones, and diverting an international flight to another city without any (valid) reasons. I aint talking about the political bullshit reasons they’re trying to say, but the reality is they just abused their powers for no (valid) reason. If everyone would’ve remained calm and ignored the ”saaniha-e-lahore” tomorrow they can even enter your own house and murder your family members, including women. It’s nothing against PML-N. It’s just against the barbaric acts they did in Lahore, so such acts don’t happen again, against innocent (unarmed) civilians.

      • Shazaib

        I think you are just getting excited. all party members of PML-N should stay for 5 years in Pakistan for its betterment & development.

        • Ahmed Habib

          He is from social wing of PTI! he will always answer like this

          • Shazaib

            Yes it seems like he is…ahmed.

          • Arsalan Shah

            HAHAHAHA. I am against Imran Khan. Bro, if you’re from the social wing of PML-N, doesn’t means everyone is… I’m not with or against anyone. I’m just against innocent killings or misuse of power. Hell, I even hate Tahir ul Qadri and I’ve always thought about the place he gets his funds to do such stuff. I’m just an ordinary civilian who is concerned for the security of other civilians, as I know if we don’t question the misuse of power for innocent civilians, tomorrow it might be me or my family who is a victim of their barbarism.

          • Arsalan Shah

            HAHAHAHA. I am against Imran Khan. Bro, if you’re from the social wing of PML-N, doesn’t means everyone is… I’m not with or against anyone. I’m just against innocent killings or misuse of power. H*ll, I even hate Tahir ul Qadri and I’ve always thought about the place he gets his funds to do such stuff. I’m just an ordinary civilian who is concerned for the security of other civilians, as I know if we don’t question the misuse of power for innocent civilians, tomorrow it might be me or my family who will be a victim of their barbarism.

            • Ahmed Habib

              Oky good to knw, if youre not frm pti, then we can be friends :-)

              • Arsalan Shah

                I did say, despite of being against IK/PTI and TUQ/PAT, I am also against PML-N and people who are on their payroll to spread their agenda. Therefore, I’m sorry. We can’t be friends. :)

      • abobobilly

        They have been abusing their power since 90s brother. Awaam kush hay because “Roads” ban rahi hain. Awaam don’t care about the people who are killing themselves because of no roti for their poor families. Poor is getting poorer, yet they still choose PML-N “HOPING” they’d do better something this time. Mark my words, THEY ARE NEVER GOING TO DO ANYTHING BETTER FOR YOU.

    • Amir

      Exactly. I also didn’t vote for him but I agree he is doing fine. Let him stay for 5 years. And to Dr. Sahab, there is already so much instability in the country, please don’t create a new one.

    • abobobilly

      So you think these projects are for the “betterment” & “Development” of Pakistan? Hm, okay. Lets hear then HOW they are for the betterment. Are you counting “Roads” as a sign of Development? What about those people still trying hard to live life on daily basis, while your corrupt leaders fill their pockets by looting the public from their tax payer money.

      If you are not a fan of Sharif Bros,then you should use your head and think about the wider perspective before shelling out statements like “betterment & development of PK”. These Nooras are “business men” and EVERY project they start, has THEIR OWN benefit written all over it. Where do you think all that Steel and Cement comes from? Their Ittifaq foundaries brother. And they sell the Govt that material at 3x the cost of actual. I have seen receipts of Hospital Machinery where the amount written is 10x the amount of actual.

      Whoever thinks these things are for “betterment” of Pakistan, needs to get his head checked first, and his moral values questioned.

      • Khan

        Sorry you are wrong and I am right.

      • asamieh

        Speaking of Moral Values… I will never make a playboy — Zaani, leader of my country…

        I never knew Sharif Brothers owned a cement factory as well… Kindly name one…

        Ok they are business men and every project they start has their own benefit ok lets agree to this part…. But i m not a negative thinker like you..
        What i know is that “because of their own benefits projects” hundred of thousands of labors/ employees are working, getting paid and their families are getting food….

        Govt and IK both are looters.. eik projects start kar k loot raha hai dosra chanda ikhta kar k …

        • abobobilly

          So basically you are OK because “they are atleast doing something”, and you are ready to disregard their chori, and corruption, just because they are benefiting ONE province, and thats not even fully? Heh, hypocrite people.

          Your thinking is Short Term. When those projects are finished, those poor people (which you claim, ‘get paid and their families getting food’) become unemployed, going back to exactly what they were. It wouldn’t been better if there was a permanent solution, such as to revive dead factors (which these pats Govt killed themselves), the likes of Peco Factory.

          Apparently that doesn’t make me a “negative” thinker, rather a “sane” thinker. But i am not surprised. Hamari aawaam KNOWINGLY elects chor baskurds, and then expect betterment from them. Then if someone asks them to rise up against such corrupt leaders, they present a “meh” attitutde and move on.

  • nabeel

    koi baat nahi. achi baat he security k liye karna chaiye.. main prime minister hota to poore pakistan ki mobile phone services band kar deta

    • Arsalan Shah

      Aap PM hotay to probably puray Pakistan ki food or water service bhi band kar detay so they don’t talk against the PM/Ruling Party.

      • Ahmed Habib

        Bhai apki koi naraz to ni ho gai phone na krnay sy? Tabi ap itny utawly hue hain! Just curious. :-)

        • Arsalan Shah

          Utawly? Don’t understand what u mean by that..

          • nabeel

            punjabi

          • Ahmed Habib

            You live in Pakistan or you are canadian citizen? :-)

            • Arsalan Shah

              Still don’t understand what you mean. Who was supposed to call me and why would I be upset if someone doesn’t call me? And I will be utawla as someone who was supposed to call me didn’t call me?… hmmm… no idea what are u on about.. please decipher what you mean.. or should I contact PML-N to decipher what you wrote? as i’m sure you all understand each other’s language..

              After that.. I live in Pakistan. Yes. Am I a Canadian citizen? No. Your question is quite absurd tbh, there are 1000s of canadian citizens living in Pakistan. Your questions means that either one can live in Pakistan, or be a Canadian citizen. :D Just senseless like other things u keep on saying..

  • Padri

    Just shut down this media including your blog and everything will be fine…
    You are running a technology blog, don’t interfere in political matters, keep your political opinion to yourself
    Thank you

    • Arsalan Shah

      Why don’t you shut up and shut your own mouth and go to a cave and stop visiting this blog?

      The author never gave a political opinion. It is NOT a Technology Blog, It is a Pakistani Telecom & IT News Website. And, if your retarded brain hasn’t told you, ”Mobile Phone Services” comes under Telecom, and the author simply stated the facts. He didn’t say a word against PML-N or pro-PAT. Keep your retarded opinion to yourself, please.

      Thank you.

    • Arsalan Shah

      Why don’t you sh*t up and sh*t your own mouth and go to a cave and stop visiting this blog?

      The author never gave a political opinion. It is NOT a Technology Blog, It is a Pakistani Telecom & IT News Website. And, if your retarded brain hasn’t told you, ”Mobile Phone Services” comes under Telecom, and the author simply stated the facts. He didn’t say a word against PML-N or pro-PAT. Keep your retarded opinion to yourself, please.

      Hate political retarded supporters like you who have nothing to do, but critisize everyone and nag all the time. Please leave us alone, and stop visiting this website. No one is going to close this down, nor no one asked you what you think should be done. Just stop visiting it.

      Thank you.

      • Ahmed Habib

        But last paragraph does come under spreading violence! You do not want peaceful Pakistan, you want imran khan ehtjaj, dharny etc!

        • PeeDroid MiNi L420

          Naughty Budhay Chup Kar :P

          • Ahmed Habib

            Tu bhi chup kr chelay!

            • Arsalan Shah

              Lol. Aap hi tuttoo hain PML-N. My post was unbiased not against or pro anyone, simply against injustice, aapki post shows who are u being paid by :)

            • PeeDroid MiNi L420

              B.ak.was Band Kar Aur Ja Ke Apni Qabbar Ka Liya Jaga Passand Kar..
              HaHaHaHaHaHa..

        • Arsalan Shah

          LOL. Mr. Ahmed from the social wing of PML-N. I want justice and freedom or speech/information and NO CORRUPTION. That’s all I want. I hate IK/PTI and I also hate TUQ/PAT.

          • Ahmed Habib

            Good uturn okay u will be getting justice very soon. Be calm and see things happening. :-)

  • MMMTheHacker

    Is money more important than the lives of innocent people?? No doubt that the telecom companies will loose money but this decision might save the lives of those people who don’t even know that they are becoming a part of a very deadly international/National conspiracy.

    “For those who aren’t familiar, government can order suspension of mobile phone services in state of emergency situations in the country. Such suspensions are usually triggered for security reasons only, however, today’s service closure is apparently aimed at blocking the communication of political workers of Tahir ul Qadri.”

    Well Mr. Aamir Attaa, this is an emergency situation. On one side we are at war with the terrorists due to which the lives of Pakistanis are in danger (due to possible reaction of terrorists) and on the other “The Canadian Fox” is here to make the matters worst.

    And wait a second, isn’t this a technology blog??? So why are you posting political posts?? Are you one of the qadri’s “Mureed”???

    • Ahmed Habib

      Its telecom blog but last para spreading violence, strongly condemn this… admin should delete it ASAP!

      • Arsalan Shah

        You should delete yourself from here, please. :)

        • Ahmed Habib

          Nah, I will keep visiting to keep check on mr Aamir. :-)

          • Arsalan Shah

            Then, kindly stop nagging and spreading PML-N’s agenda on this blog :)

  • Guest

    This paragraph must be deleted, it is spreading contemptuous!

    “Such suspensions are usually triggered for security reasons only, however, today’s service closure is apparently aimed at blocking the communication of political workers of Tahir ul Qadri”

    • Ahmed Habib

      ProPakistani love Imran Khan dont you know?? They are biased team of non professionals, ya phr “pesay” lye hain inho ny!

      • Arsalan Shah

        If you love Nawaz Sharif, doesn’t means everyone loves IK. Stop assuming things about others, and keep your thoughts to yourself. If they’re a biased team of non-professionals, kindly GET THE F*CK OFF THIS BLOG, and let us read this with peace. I recently heard PML-N paid alot of guys like you to take their side on the social network, … Please leave this site. We don’t want u here.

        • Ahmed Habib

          Do you have proof that I was paid? I monthly earn a lot, no need of money. Oky?

          • Arsalan Shah

            Well.. words don’t matter. Evidence is needed for everything. Ok, you aren’t paid by anyone, as you say, but I say you are being paid to defend PML-N, in such a senseless way … Talking about evidence, PML-N killed 13 (+1) civilians that day… Do we need evidence to know that they are dead, and they were killed by the black goons of PML-N? Yes, you must be earning alot of money every month, and being paid by PML-N, but still.. just for one single day, start thinking for humanity. Wait till the day your family is slaughtered by PML-N and then no one will support or even listen to you, like you are not. A barbaric act, is a barbaric act. I am against no one, nor with anyone. I just fear for the day when they will have such guts to murder anyone who opposes their ideology.

    • abobobilly

      So stating the obvious comes in “spreading contemptuous”? If you like living in the dark then its your choice. Don’t force it on others.

  • Ahmed Habib

    Again biased post mr Amir!! Why media is biased, my question to you? Do you know militant qadri workers destroying our city??? They are using womens and childrens, in which clause of Islam, it is allowed???

    Stop being an enemy of Pakistan, follow rules and regulations, I can quote a hadith if you like about how necessary it is to obey rules of government even if its non muslim state!

    • PeeDroid MiNi L420

      What About Gullu Butt??
      Leading Police Force, Tab Tumhari Law Kider Tha..
      Daro Allah Ka Azab Se.. Much Sharam Karo!!

      • Ahmed Habib

        So tell me where is Gullu butt now and also babar? Be realistic!

        Huzoor pak k ehkamat ki dhajian ura di qasri ny wo nazar ni ata tmhn??? Ye kesi islamic jamat hy jiski aurten sar py dupata krna pasand ni krti????

        • Arsalan Shah

          LOL. You be realistic. Gullu Butt a.k.a Sher e Lahore is in Shehbaz Sharif’s lap and on his payroll, just like you are too. The last commenter never said he supports TUQ and he never called them an islamic jamaat. No one is supporting TUQ apart from himself alone, but yes WE ALL CONDEMN THIS BARBARIC ACT OF MASS MURDER IN LAHORE.

          • Ahmed Habib

            So do I but you also need to understand that taali ek hath sy nahi bajti.

            Tahir ul qadri workers protested and police reacted. This happens everywhere in world!

            • Arsalan Shah

              Lol! You are still talking the same nonsense which you were when this conversation started. NO GOVERNMENT REACTS BY KILLING THEIR OWN CIVILIANS BY ORDERING THE POLICE. Government of Pakistan ordered Punjab Police to kill the Pakistani civilians, in the province of Punjab. Bravo. This is a really great start… wait till other provinces follow the same, and start killing whoever disagrees with them. Are you retarded? Have u ever seen any example where police (not the cantonment incharge of those damn blockades) were sent at NON-WORKING hours of 2am, to remove them and kill whoever comes in the way? Was there EVEN ONE POLICE OFFICER KILLED THAT DAY? That was a really barbaric example that was set by PML-N government, and they are being defended by pitthu’s like you. Wait till they disagree with you tomorrow and make an excuse like blockades and go and murder your family, the kind of behiss and bad blooded people like you are, no one will say a word when your family is slaughtered as their family is alright. May Allah show you the right path. For a minute, stop defending those on whose payroll you are. Stop defending PML-N’s actions.

    • Arsalan Shah

      Lol. Please get the F*CK off this page, if you think this is a biased post. It is a completely unbiased neutral post, stating that MP Services are suspended for political and purely personal reasons. Means, they will do what they want from now on, as no one will be saying anything to them due to the PML-N pitthu’s like you. I think this is the best post as ABUSE OF POWER IS ILLEGAL, and SHOULD BE CONDEMNED. I condemn the abuse of power by mass murder in Lahore, and I also condemn the abuse of power today in RWP/LHR. Are you waiting for the day when someone in your family is killed? Will you protest against that barbarism then? I AM NOT WITH TUQ/PAT, IK/PTI. I am against injustice and corruption, and I’m against misuse of power, as I know if I don’t speak up today, I WILL BE A VICTIM NEXT DAY and this will be a banana republic, which is WORST than dictatorship. WAKE UP, and stop being a PML-N pitthu. Not asking u to support TUQ, as he’s an imposter, not asking u to support IK either… Just asking u to condemn this wrongdoing and support what’s right and true. ABUSE of power has to be condemned no matter what.

      No one cares what they are using and what TUQ’s agenda is. The admin NEVER SAYS HE SUPPORTS TUQ. You idiot, at least read the post. If PML-N pays you to support them, at least start talking sense. He never said he supports TUQ. And as you’re a part of PML-N social media cell, you’ll say the thing that is BULL SH*T that they had MILITANT WORKERS, why was there ZERO weapons found? Punjab Government had been looking for an opportunity to insult TUQ, if they really found EVEN ONE WEAPON, media would’ve seen and also they would’ve showed like they always do. STOP talking rubbi*h you PML-N’s pitthu.

      No one destroyed your city. Only your jamaat (PML-N) and Shehbaz/Nawaz Sharif and their black goons did, and people like gullu butt and you who are on their pay roll

  • Shumaila

    hahaha…what a drama baaz this Tahir ul Qadri is.

    • Ahmed Habib

      He is film baz and came back just to watch ptcl new offer icflix something… :-)

    • Shaykh ul Islam Tahir ul Qadri

      Bibi Mind it

  • Raji

    Aamir bhai, please batain mobilink kab 3g commercial launch kar raha hai. Aur waird ki 4g ka kya status hai? Bewakoof tu nahi banaya unhoon ne? Agar koi aur brother true answer de sakta hai tu advace mein thanks.

  • Ali

    Gullu sahab Nawaz sharif Shabaz sharif sahab sun lo Anklab anay wala hay sun lo anay wala hay.Tum logo ka taktha ulatnay wala hay.

  • Shaykh ul Islam Tahir ul Qadri

    Mujy pta hai log meri kami mehsoos kar rahy hoon gaye. Main bhi aa geya Inqalab bhi aa geya.

    • Arsalan Shah

      Sheikh Sahab, barahe karam aap wapis chaley jaiyay or hum pakistaniyon ko baksh dijiyay. Shukriya. Aap chahein to apne saath apne 18,000 crore logon ko bhi canada le jaiyay emirates business class mein, or un sab ko canadian citizenship dilwa dijiyay or hamari un se jaan churaiyay.

      • Shaykh ul Islam Tahir ul Qadri

        App mujy is sab ka kharcha da dain mujy manzoor hai

  • asamieh

    Sir Kindly share the sources from which you confirm such sort of news?? Same source like of our Media Channels :D

    My suggestion keep propakistani clean with this Politics..

  • Khalid

    Security or public safety kay liye “Double sawari pay pabandi” ki zabardast kaaamyabi kay baad ab Pakistan Govt / Pvt Ltd. ki jadeed naee or maayanaaz policy – Effective Security with Mobile services blocking.