The government of Punjab has taken the decision of completely blocking the cellular services on the 9th and 10th of Muharram. The decision was taken in order to offer protection to the religious gatherings and marches that are organized on the days.
According to sources, a brief security layout has also been drafted as per the directives of Usman Buzdar. The objective of blocking cellular services is to maintain the law and order situation in the province.
The higher authorities have already identified the sensitive areas in the Lahore Division, hence, foolproof security arrangement would be seen in such areas of the city.
Back in the year 2018, the Islamabad High Court announced that the blocking of mobile networks is an illegal activity and is equivalent to exceed the constitutional activity. Recently the top court made the announcement that the verdict of IHC as null and also asked the PTA and MOIT to formulate the SOPs in this matter.
The Punjab province’s law minister said that to maintain the holiness of the companions of the Holy Prophet PBUH is the utmost responsibility of all the schools of thought and all possible measures would be taken to maintain the religious tolerance and to identify the mischievous elements.