Mobile phone service in selected parts of Islamabad/Rawalpindi is being shut down in intervals on directions from Pakistan Telecommunication Authority. PTA has said that such service closure instructions are forwarded to operators as received from Interior Ministry based on security situation in the capital.
Mobile phone service was shut down in troubled areas and vicinity around 5AM in the morning of 28 March, 2016 but was later reinstated to be blocked again after a while.
PTA, operators aren’t sharing the list of areas where service is shut down due to security reasons. They are strongly advised to not to share timeline and location of areas where service is put offline.
Mobile services of Mobilink and Zong were functional in few areas of Islamabad however services of Mobilink, Ufone and Telenor were suspended till 9:30 pm on 28 March, 2016
|Islamabad and Rawalpindi. Timing: 5am on 28 March, 2016 - Onwards|