It has been decided to suspend mobile service in several cities of Punjab on the occasion of Ashura in sight of security during Muharram.
The Punjab Home Ministry has sought suggestions from the district administrations of seven cities to suspend mobile service.
The cities that have suspended mobile services include Lahore, Sheikhupura, Rawalpindi, Jhelum, Chiniot, Okara and Bahawalpur.
A letter sent to the district administration by the provincial interior ministry said that the identified cities should determine the service block hours and areas as soon as possible.
The letter said service block hours would be sent to the PTA to avoid any untoward incident.