2013 Timeline

Imam Hussain Chelum

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Chelum day is observed to mark the 40th day after martyrdom of Imam Hussain, the grandson of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). Government due to the risk of possible terror attacks banned mobile services in various parts of country.
03 January, 2013

Tahir ul Qadri Long March

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Pakistani religious scholar and head of Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT)Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri took out a long march to protest government's corruption. The march moved from Lahore to Islamabad and stayed in Blue Area, Islamabad between 14 and 17 January 2013. Cellular services were blocked on the route of long march throughout its way to Islamabad.
13 January, 2013

Law & Order

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Government and PTA authorities suspended mobile phone services due to possible terror attack.
15 January, 2013

ASJW Strike

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Ahlesunnat Wal Jamaat(ASWJ) observed a strike against the 'Gilgit-Baltistan Empowerment and Self Rule Order 2009'. The decision (to suspend cellular services) has been taken as a precautionary measure to avoid any terror incident during the day.
7 May, 2013

Chinese PM’s visit to Islamabad

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Government suspended cellular services in Rawalpindi and Islamabad when Chinese Premier Li Keqiang visited.
23 May, 2013

Youm e Ali

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The martyrdom anniversary of Hazrat Ali ibn Abi Talib (A.S) is observed on this day. Law enforcement agencies banned mobile services in few cities in the wake of terror threats.
Cellular services remained suspended from 4PM to 8PM in Lahore. While Karachi suffered service closure from 6AM to 8PM.
31 July, 2013

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.
14 November, 2013 ( 6 AM TO 10 PM )

Ashura

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The Day of Ashura is on the tenth day of Muharram in the Islamic calendar. This day is well-known because of mourning for the martyrdom of Hussain ibn Ali. Government banned mobile services to avoid any act of violence and terror in the country. 24 November, 2013

Chelum of Imam Hussain

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Chelum day is observed to mark the 40th day after martyrdom of Imam Hussein (PBUH), the grandson of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). Government banned mobile services in various parts of country due to possible terror threat
24 December, 2013

Imran Khan Jalsa

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A major political party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf in Lahore carried out a jalsa on 23rd March, 2013. Mobile services around the venue were blocked due to possible terror attack.
23rd March, 2013