It has been happening for years now that on occasions such as Chehlum, Ashura, Eid-Milad-un-Nabi, mobile services are suspended in Pakistan. It usually happens that from early morning till late at night people are not able to contact each other via cellular networks as there is ‘No Service’.
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The reason for suspension of the services on such occasions is to avoid terror attacks. Security concerns lead to suspension of cellular services. On all crucial religious and political events services all across the country are suspended.
Now in recent years, the suspension of cellular services do not just affect the communication between two friends or colleagues, the business of ride-hailing companies also gets negatively affected. Ride-hailing companies like Careem and Uber depend upon signals and internet to communicate with the rider. If the signals get suspended they are unable to get in touch with the rider. Thus their service gets affected.
Muslims celebrate Eid-Milad-un-Nabi on 12th Rabi-ul-Awwal. The event is also called Prophet Muhammad’s (P.B.U.H) birthday. Some people celebrate the event with great enthusiasm, decorating their home with lights, sending food to neighbors etc. Others believe that when there is no concept of anniversaries or birthdays in Islam it can’t be celebrated.
No matter what your belief is, Eid Milad un Nabi is celebrated nationwide. This year, on Friday, December 1st, 2017 will mark 12 Rabi ul Awwal. It is a holiday in Pakistan. Most likely a holiday with no network services available to get in touch with friends, family, and colleagues.