Mobile service shut in Islamabad, Rawalpindi

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013 10:24:19 by

Pakistani authorities Wednesday shut mobile service in Islamabad and Rawalpindi over security concerns hours ahead of the the arrival of Chinese Premier in Pakistan.


Chinese Premier is due in Islamabad on a two-day visit after his official visit to India.


The state-owned Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) issued a formal notification to all cellular companies to shut the service until 1 p.m., local time.


Pakistani officials say that militants routinely use mobile phone for planning and implementing attacks.


The authorities have taken security measures for the Chinese premier along the main road from the Nur Khan military airbase near Islamabad and the Presidency, where the guest will have a meeting with President Asif Ali Zardari shortly after his arrival.


People say they are facing difficulties in important contacts after mobile service suspension.


The authorities now regularly close down mobile service in view of threats and on occasion of some important days and events.


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