KARACHI: Mobile phones will fall silent in all major cities of Sindh province on Friday as part of security measures in connection with 12 Rabi ul Awwal celebrations.
According to Sindh Home Secretary, cellular phone service will remain suspended from 8am to 8pm in Karachi, Hyderabad, Sukkur and other cities of the province.
In addition to phone service, internet will also be shut down during the day.
The move comes hours after the Sindh government requested the federal government to shut down cellular phone services in the province on Eid Milad un Nabi over terrorism threats.
Meanwhile, more than 42, 000 policeman will be deployed across Sindh to protect Eid Milad un Nabi processions. – SAMAA