Cellular services suspended, security beefed up in major cities of Pakistan

KARACHI: Mobile telephone services were suspended in major cities of the rustic as phase of security preparations for Ashura processions that may be taken out later in the day.

The mobile services will stay suspended in Karachi after 08:00am till the procession ends, as government finalized preparations forward of the procession which begins from Nishtar Park and culminate at Hussainian iranian imam Bargah in Kharadar.

Cellular services will stay suspended in Karachi, Peshawar, Quetta, Lahore, Hyderabad, Shaheed Benazirabad, Khairpur, Sukkur, Larkana, Shikarpur and Jacobabad on ninth and 10th of Muharram.

Meanwhile, all of the streets and roads connected to MA Jinnah Road have been blocked by putting delivery bins. A big quantity of police and para army troops were deployed at the direction of the primary procession.

The executive has already put a ban on pillion driving in the town in wake of Ashura’s security.

The police are tracking the Ashura procession with CCTV cameras in Peshawar the place instructional institutes are closed and industry actions stay suspended.

In Quetta, the security forces have made strict security preparations by putting in walkthrough gates in mosques and Imam Bargahs.

A spokesman for the Punjab executive stated the a choice to droop cell phone services at the routes of processions. The provincial executive has deployed hundreds of Rangers and military staff to make sure the security of Ashura processions.

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