|Four-hour break in cellular service today: Malik|
27 October 2012
ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Rehman Malik has said that the mobile phone services would be suspended in sensitive areas for four hours from 6:00am to 10:00am on Eidul Azha. He stated this while talking to the media here on Friday.
The interior minister made it clear that mobile services would not be suspended throughout the country, rather three cities of the Punjab‚ two cities of Sindh and several parts of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and Balochistan would remain off the loop for security reasons. The minister, however, declined to give the names of these cities and areas at this stage and said it would be revealed later on.
Previously, the government had blocked the services during the Youm-e-Ishq-e-Rasool and Eidul Fitr to stop acts of terrorism.
About the SC verdict in the Asghar Khan case, the interior minister said that investigations against the politicians would be carried out by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and the inquiry officer of Nawaz Sharif’s choice would be included into the probing team.
He made these comments following reservations showed by different political figures, former army officers as well as members of the civil society and media over the credibility of the proposed investigation against the politicians for their alleged involvement in the money receiving scam in 1990 to steal the general elections.
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