Mobile phone services suspended in Karachi over ‘terror threat’

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KARACHI: Mobile phone services were suspended in Karachi on Friday over security concerns and threat of terrorism, Daily Sitara Sindh reported.

Services would remain suspended from 11 am to 6 pm in the city, sources said.

Sources moreover said that it was likely that cell phone services would also be suspended in Peshawar.

Militants in Pakistan often detonate bombs using cell 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 the 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 suspend the network for varying periods in about 50 cities across the country to provide security to mourners.

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