Mobile Phone Services to Remain Suspended During Ashura

Mobile phone services are to remain suspended on 10th of Muharram or October 24th, 2015 in several districts across Pakistan, we have been told by sources.

There are some districts where services will be suspended for one day on 10th Muharram only, while others will face service shut-down for both 9th and 10th Muharram.

Phone services are likely to get offline in the morning around or before 9AM and will get back online only after 10PM.

TV reports are claiming that mobile phone services will remain offline in at least 68 districts across the country.

Pakistan Telecommunication Authority will send directions for service closure to respective phone operators later this week.

TV reports suggest that all provincial governments had requested Interior Ministry for closure of mobile phone services during 9th and 10th of Muharram due to security reasons. Consequently, Interior Ministry directed PTA to ensure service closure during Ashura.

PTA doesn’t communicate press the names of districts where services will be shut down or schedule of service closure by saying that this information can not be revealed in advance due to security concerns.

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    • why cant you guys practise this inside your imam bargahs.. why do u need to come out on streets and become a burden to the state to give security as well as deprive people of basic services. why do you need to show the world of your sadness..sadness comes from within i suppose and is not necessary to make it into a circus for 2 days and hijacking the entire country

        • Its not about burden, its about freedom to show grief with Hussain. If u r non muslim and u cant afford to go on roads its ur choice.

          • good, if someone wants to go out but unable to do so because of the ongoing circus, its his choice..what rubbish is that!

            • Bhai baat yeh hai ke zikar e Hussain Azal se hota aa raha hai Aur Abad tak hota aayega kyun k es ka waada Hazoor s.a ne Bibi Fatima s.a se khud kiya tha. ab kisi myn himmat hai to qayamat tak ka challenge hai rok ke dikhaye sirf yahin nahin dunya k kisi b koney myn

          • You are constantly violating majority’s Rights with this Matam Julous things. Sharia only permits Matam of 3 days, that have passed for long now. This could be everything but, Grief and Sorrow!

      • Burden r those who put their nick logical without realizing that their r some manners to speak with. Security risk are always involve in Pakistan. People are not safe in Mosques, Churches, guys like you are demolishing Mandirs, kidnapping womens of minorities specially in Sindh. People like you always say that 125th Rabiul awal should also be banned. why dont you guys just leave Pakistan. Go on mars NASA already asked for people who wants to leave planet earth. so if u r too much frustrated and dont have respect for religion/fiqas you have a better opportunity. U should apply rather than cursing people here.

      • Hussain a.s ke Zikar per pabandi lagana Aal e yazeed ki aadat thi. ab agar koi aysi baat karta hai to woh khud soch le k woh kis ki sunnat per amal pera hai

      • agar inside masjid aur imam bargah b kar lyn to kitni dafa ho chuka hai es mulk myn k imam bargah aur masaajid pe b hamlay kiye gaye. tab kya kaho gay??

        • I have to agree with you that even mosques and imam bargah is not safe. But I do think if staying at a premises is better than getting out.

          • Laikin yar Gham e Hussain to sab musalmano ka hai na to unki zaat ke liye itni c bardasht to paida karo. Siaasi maqaasad ke liye agar 114 din ka dharna bardasht kar saktay ho to Hussain A.S k liye 2 din ki mushkil nahin?

            • Sab musalmano ko hai gham e Hussain leken iska matlab yeh nahi k tamasha khara kardiya jaye, drama rachaya jaye soag k naam pe, yeh disco nauhay sunen jayen, in Sab ka hai koi jawab, maatam me bhi sound effects laga diye jayen, yeh konsa tareeka hai matam ka aur kahan likha hai k aise manao, saadgi se manao toh kisi ko masla na ho leken is din ko aise manaya jata hai jaise sirf shia k liye hai is din ki importance kyunke baaki Sab ko toh yazeed samjte hontum log

              • Bhai Main ab aap ko kuch nahin kahun ga siwaye es ke ke bardaasht kyun k ahtjaaj ghar byth ke dunya mein kahin b record nai karwaya jata phir chahay woh altehreer squre ho ya D chowk. yehi karbala ka sabaq hai Bardasht. Khuda hum sab ka haami o naasir ho.

                • Ab ihtehaj kahan se agaya, bhai pehle soch lo chahtay kia ho, ek taraf maatam manatay ho aur ab usko ihtejaj bolne lag gaye…jawab tak toh hai nahi kisi bhi sawal ka leken bas ghooma phirakay ek Hi jaga atkay hue ho…apna time zaya mat karo, jao shabash ihtejaj ya Jo bhi usko kehte ho jakar karo.bardassht aut sabar se Hi awam bethi hai k tum log do din mazay karte ho sarkon pe

                    • ‏حسین کے زکر سے جو بھی جلتا ہے محسن..
                      انسانیت کی زبان میں اُسے یزید کہتے ہیں..

                      #Last Reply.
                      Ab jo b hai wo samjh jaye

                    • Hogaye farigh, aaj sheesha dekha hoga tabhi shurooh hogaye phir se, masla Teri tarbiyat ka hai, tere Baron ne kuch nahi sikhaya bas itna bataya k Jo sawal karay, usko yazeed kehdo, leken tere kehne se kisi ko fark nahi parhta kyunke koi bhi yeh kehsakta hai, tu bhi kisi yazeedi khoon se Hi hai

    • i would have asked you if the service had been blocked on a normal day in the name of security. Would you share the same opinion or felt frustrated

      • I will always support any decision taken by security agencies at any day. Because I believe they know better than me. I support then when they block it on 12 Rabi Ul Awwal and I will support them if they block on 1st Muharram (Shahadat Hazrat Umar R.A)

        • so if the security agencies put a ban on this activity one day, will you support them or call them yazeedi

  • Aamir I think you really need someone to moderate comments. You just can’t allow such sectarian comments on such a petty issue

  • hogaye khush…ek banda valid sawal karay aur tum jasie log zaatiyaat per utar ao..jawab nahi desakte toh yazeed banado aur pooray firkay ko badnaam kartay ho…tum khud kisi yazeedi khoon k lagtay ho…

  • Long time it was discussed that telecom operators have agreement with PTA / Govt of Pakistan that if for any reason service will be shutdown, loss will be paid to them by Govt. What about that compensation which was not paid in previous years, still this time same will happen?

  • Does this mean DATA sims will also be suspended? Those freelancers who reply solely on 3G or 4G will gona have panic attack :(

  • It amazes me how Zikar-e-Hussain divides Muslims as it should rather unite us. The enemy sees all (sects) as one and willing to wipe us from the history.

      • #Mohammed Mohsin and #Zaffar Abbas Rizvi..

        First of all mein ap dono se sorry kehta hn phle he Q k mein jo baatei’n khnga Obviously woh baatei’n ap dono ko buri lagegi..

        1. Pehle ap log (A.S.) or (R.A.) m farq krna seekh lo k (A.S.) ks k saath use krte h or (R.A.) ks k saath..

        2. Gham jaisa B ho usy hm sukoon se R aik makhsoos jaghe pe beth k sukoon se mnaate h na k dhindhora peeth k poori duniya ko bta k k hm gham mana re h..

        3. Iran or Iraq in dono countries m Shia qaseer taadaad m pai jaati h bt mjhe ab tk ka koi B saal dikha do jahan pe Pakistan ki trh juloos, majlis OR Maatam hota ho..

        un countries k logo’n ko 1 specific ground de dia gya h jahan pw sb ja k apna jo B krna hota h krte h..

        4. Sorry to say once again abhi recently 1 video dekha meine jis m ap k Aalim ne dhamki di k agar next time police wln ne a c koi harkat ki to ye majlis Imam Bargah ki bajae baahir road pe hogi..

        What was that..??

        Dhamki for what..??

        Police waale h or poora Pakistan jaanta h police ko k kaisi h hmri police phr is trh ki dhmki dene ki wjh..??

        #Zaffar Abbas Naqvi sahab apne upar kahn word use kia tha ‘BARDASHT’ ka to kahan gai thi us wqt ap k Aalim ki bardasht..??

        Hm sb to chote loag h deen se door Aalil ko to sb pta hota h phr ye word un k lie B hona chye k nh..??

        Upar 1 Bhai ne bht he umdaa baat khi h k ye ‘BARDASHT’ he h jski wjh se tm loag 2 dn tk bde mze se Ayyashi R Maze krte ho, wrna js dn hmre ‘SABR KA PAIMAANA LABRAIZ’ hogya na to phr ap B jaante hO k Pakistan m Jamhooriat h..

        5. Muharram hm sb Musalmano k lie bht ehmiat ka haamil h R Ghum’E’Hussain (R.A.) poori Ummat’E’Mohammadi (Peace Be Upon Him) ko h but mujhe tm ya tumhara koi B Aalim mjhe ye prove krde k ye Mataam krna, Juloos krna ks jgh likha h ya ks Hadees m likha h Quran Pak ki Roshni m to mein maan jaunga k hm saare Sunni jhoote h R tm Shia log thk ho R Haq pe ho..

        6. Ali Sher Haidry (Rehmatullah Alih) ka naam to tm sb ne suna he hoga k woh kn thy R phr kya hwe..

        Shia k he bht bade Aalim thy jo aik Manaazre m Sunni hwe us k baad usy Shaheed krdia gya, R aBH recently KPK m bht bda Ijtima hwa tha jahan pe 4000 Shia ne shirkat ki thi Ijtima k khatam hone k bd 1400 Shia Sunni hwe thy..??

        Agr ap log Haq R Such pe ho ya woh 4000 Haq R Such pe thy to phr Q Shia se Sunni hogae..??

        7. Is trH poore mulk ko bnd kr k, security m Maatami Juloos nikaalna thk h ya ghlt iska faisla ap log khd kro..

        Ap log isy apna Ebadat khte ho na to kya Ebadat m B mrne ka dr hota h ksi ko..??

        KBH dekha h Christian ko woh jB Church m jaate h to kya uska gate bnd kr k andr Ebaadat krte h bhr security lga k..??

        Ya khsi Hindu ko dekha h k Mandir k andr ja k Mandir k andr se gate lock kr k baahir security khdi kr k apni Ebadat krte hwe..??

        Ya kBH ksi Muslim kO dekha h k woh apni Masjid m ja k Masjid kO andr se lock krne k bd bhr Fool Proof security lga k Namaz ada krte hwe..??

        8. Mjhe Pakistan k elawa R koi aesi Country dikha do jahan pe 10 Muharram kO uski Main Roads, Main Markets, Main Business clOse hOte ho..??

        9. Ramzan B ata h jO bht he Ba’Barkat maheena h poore saal m, but kBH Govt. ya phr K-ELECTRIC apne kie hwe promises pe qaim rhi h..??

        Nh naa..??

        Q k bade bade posts pe hm Sunni nh bethe jahan pe hmri suni jae, Pakistan k saare bde posts pe to ap Shia bethe h blk Qabza kie hwe h to phr hmri kahan suni jaegi..??

        R phr Ramzan to poore Muslim Ummah k lie Ba’Barkat wala h phr yahan pe to Shia R Sunni ki to bt he nh ani chye, yahan pe ap k bde Shia B force kr skte h Muharram ki trH k Ramzan m B khyal kia jae but nh kehte..

        Bhai mere baat sirf itni si h k tm Shia logo’n ko gumrah kia gya h R aB tk Gumrah rkha gya h..

        Jis trH Hindu Religion h kitne qualified log h us m but apne dekha hoga unki Gumraahi padh likh k jaahilO’n wli hrkt krte h, Sooraj kO poojte h, Paani kO poojte h R pta nh kya kya..

        Isi trH ap log ka haal h jO chla gya uska ghum krna R phr us ghum m khd ko taqlif pauhchane se woh jaane wala waapis nh ajaega R phr Shaheed kBH mrte nh wOh hmysha zinda rehte h..

        Hadess R Quran ki roshni m Ghum R Soag sirf 3 dn ka h us k bd ka nh..

        Us k bd sirf Esaale’E’Sawaab h R kuch nh..

        Is trh khd ko taqleef pauhcha k apna he nuqsan h mere bhai, is trH krne se na to ALLAH raazi hojaenge R na he ALLAH k RASOOL (Peace Be Upon Him) R na tm logo’n ki is hrkt se Hussain (R.A.) khush ho k ALLAH k huzoor tm logo’n ki sifarish kr k tm logo’n ko Jannat m daakhil krwa denge..

        Agar meri koi B bt ap dono kO ya Shia Community kO buri lgi hO to mein Sorry krta hn phr se bt Bhaio’n jO such tha, hai R rehti dunya tk yhi such rahega meine wOh he kaha h..

        Agr meri ksi B btO’n pe kOi shack hO tO phle apne Aalim se cOntact krna unse clarification lena then Sunni m ksi bde Aalim k pass ja k usi chz ki clarification lena phr difference apko khd whn pe he dikh jaega (IN’SHA’ALLAH)..

        JAZA’KUM’ULLAH’HE’KHAIR..


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