Mobile services will remain suspended in Karachi from 12pm to 3pm according to a recent directive issued by the PTA to the telecom operators. We have talked to the officials in telecom companies and they have confirmed that the directive has been issued by PTA and the services will remain closed from 12pm to 3pm on Friday, February 1, 2013 in Karachi.
Due to the recent terrorists threats and according to reports allegedly received by Interior Minister Rehman Malik, there was to be quite unrest in the city of Karachi during February. We predicted that the steps that Rehman Malik will take to ensure “safety” of Karachi will most definitely include suspension of mobile services. Today being the first day of the month in addition to being a Friday, the interior minister seems quite certain of an imminent attack.
It seems that the government has found an easy way out to reduce terrorist activities i.e. suspension of mobile services whenever and wherever there is even a little chance of terrorism.