Mobile phone services slowly resume in Karachi
KARACHI: Mobile phone services slowly started to resume in Karachi Friday evening after being blocked throughout the city earlier due to terrorism threats and security concerns.
Cellular services were suspended from 11 am to 6 pm in Karachi, Pakistan’s commercial capital.
Militants in Pakistan often detonate bombs using cellular phones and the government has implemented similar service suspensions in the past.
On an occasion, Interior Minister Rehman Malik had stated that 90 per cent of bombs set off by militants in Pakistan have been detonated using cell phones.
Mobile phone services were last suspended in the country on the 9th and 10th of Muharram. The government had decided to block networks for varying periods in about 50 cities across the country to provide security to mourners.