Mobile services have partially been suspended in Karachi till the 10th of Muharram according to PTA’s response to the Interior Ministry’s directive. The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has announced the partial suspension of mobile services in specific Karachi areas until the 10th of Muharram which is July 29 according to the lunar calendar. This decision comes in compliance with the instructions from the Ministry of Interior.

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Areas Included 

Some affected regions include

  • Steel Town
  • Gulshan-e-Hadid
  • Jaffer e Tayyar Society
  • Malir 15
  • Future Colony
  • Dawood Chowrangi
  • Haji Zakaria GothAdditionally, services are also partially affected in
  • Shah Latif Town
  • Bhitaiabad
  • Memon Goth Main Market
  • Bin Qasim Town and other areas.


This means that in case of emergencies, the inability to make calls or send messages could hinder access to essential services and delay critical assistance. It may also impact personal safety, as being unable to contact friends or family can leave you feeling worried.  Additionally, no cell service can disrupt businesses, making it difficult to process transactions, access information, or communicate with clients and partners. So keep in mind all these things and you should be good!

Public Holiday 

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The federal government has declared public holidays on the 9th and 10th of Muharram which are July 28 and 29 according to the lunar calendar in observance of Ashura. On these days, the Government of Sindh has also imposed a ban on pillion riding and enacted various measures under Section 144 of the CrPC to ensure uninterrupted Ashura Day activities.

Furthermore, the deployment of armed forces across the country has been approved by the federal government to enhance security during the holy month of Muharram, starting this evening (July 20) with the beginning of the new Islamic year, 1445 AH.

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