Pakistan: Government Suspends Mobile Services in Major Cities on Eid
On Eid-ul-Fitr, the occasion that marks the end of the month of fasting for Muslims and is celebrated as a holiday, the government of Pakistanslapped a blanket cell phone service suspensionon four major cities in the country - Karachi, Lahore, Multan and Quetta. Services are to remain blocked from 8pm on Sunday 19 August, 2012 till 11am Monday 20 August.According to the government, the measure has been take to prevent terrorist attacks.
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While terrorism is a very real threat in Pakistan, many have reacted critically. The chief contention is that while this may indeed serve as an effective measure to thwart possible incidents of terrorism on the occasion of Eid, this is no way to resolve... [via Global Voices Online]