Mobile Signals Disappear in Islamabad / Rawalpindi

We are getting reports that mobile phone signals of all five operators have been unavailable in twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi since 4AM today for reasons yet not clearly known to us. An unverifiable source has said that service is closed due to rehearsal of August 14 ceremony.

Service is reportedly available throughout the country and service closure area is limited to capital city and adjoining Rawalpindi city only, we have checked.

Our communication with mobile phone companies and PTA is yet not established, but it is safe to assume that network closure is rooted by security measures and that services are soon going to get back.

Unlike old times, PTA, interior ministry or other concerned departments now don’t make any information public about service closures.

They maintain that service is shut down in smaller chunk or areas — as compared to country wide shut downs we used to see during Mr. Rehman Malik — and on demand basis only and that this information can not be shared as the sole purpose for closures is killed when they tell the public in advance.

We will update this story when and if we get any further information on this.

Update:

We have confirmed that mobile services were blocked due to rehearsal of August 14th ceremony. Services were, however, restored at 12PM today.

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  • Seems like some high profile event at convention center. A lot of police and army deployed.

  • Wah ge wah
    baaton sy baat chali or news bun gai. credit goes to zeeshan shafquat also
    main fb py comment kernay laga tha k news laga do.
    shuker hai nahi kiya… i am safe and protected

  • In connection to rehearsal of 14August ceremony cell phone service is suspended in majority areas of Islamabad. Expected opening time is around 3p.m

  • please please it has to be flypast, i’ll love to see the night demonstration of fighter jets like the last 14th August. love it

  • i have got Mobilink signal in rawalpindi. whereas no warid signals. kya yeh khula tezad nahi…… i have got the proof as a screen shot with me.

  • So a Country wide shutdown which was Publicized in Rehman Malik era was an abomination & a sudden and uninformed closure in a small chunk of the country,(which is clearly against the TOS of any operator) is a GOOD THING?! jeez!

  • Whats the use when wifi is working. Anyone can use ptcl evo to communicate through watsapp or any other socail app.

  • No signals in satellite town area,Rawalpindi. Niether at F9, Islamabad. This is so irritating, i had to contact my family for something important and no damn signals. We dont need fancy cermonies for which people suffer 2 days in advance.

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