Sindh asks Centre to block cellular phone services on Ashura

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ISLAMABAD: The Sindh government has formally asked the federal administration to block mobile phone services along routes of Ashura processions on Moharram 9 and 10.

In a letter written to the federal interior ministry, the Sindh government has asked the ministry to suspended cellular phone services in Karachi and some other cities as part of its security plan to protect mourners.

The mobile phone services are partially suspended every year in sensitive areas.

According to a report carried by The News, law enforcement agencies have prepared a security plan for Muharram, especially for Karachi. The LEAs have decided to take strict action against nefarious elements under the Anti-Terrorism Act.

There would be a ban on publication and broadcasting of the hate material. Aerial firing and display of weapons would also be banned and the violators would face strict punishment.

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