2012 Timeline

Eid ul Fitar

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Eid-ul Fitr is a celebration that marks the end of fasting month Ramadan by the Muslims. Government suspended cell phone services in at least four major cities in the wake of intelligence reports of possible terror attack on the day.
19 August, 2012

Ishq e Rasool

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Love for Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) Day was observed throughout Pakistan condemning the anti-Islamic film. At least 20 people were killed and over 200 wounded in protests across Pakistan.
21 September, 2012

Law & Order

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Pakistan government suspended the mobile services in Karachi and Quetta amid fear of the possible terror attacks on the first day Muharram, the first month of the Islamic calendar.
16 November, 2012

Ashura

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The Day of Ashura is on the tenth day of Muharram in the Islamic calendar and marks a very important day as martyrdom of Hussain Ibn Ali is observed. Government ban mobile services to avoid any act of violence and terrorism in the country.
23 November, 2012

Law & Order

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PTA banned cellular services in Karachi from 11 AM to 6 PM without mentioning any specific reason.
28 December, 2012

Independence Day

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Independence Day is celebrated on 14th August. For security concerns government blocked mobile services in violence plunged Balochistan province. 14th August, 2012

Pakistan Day

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23rd March is a national holiday in Pakistan to commemorate the Lahore Resolution of 1940. Mobile services were banned due to potential threats of terrorism in the country. 23rd March, 2012