Mobile and internet services suspended in Lahore

LAHORE: The Punjab Home Ministry on Thursday suspended mobile and internet services in various parts of the provincial capital, ARY News reported.

According to the details, cell phone networks and internet service have been suspended for security reasons due to the Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) protests in the provincial capital.

People said authorities should have announced in advance to avoid inconvenience to hundreds of thousands of consumers.

It is pertinent to mention here that internet services were suspended for three days in different parts of the country including Baldia Town area in Karachi. Internet service providers said internet service had been suspended on the instructions of PTA.

It can be noted here that the demonstrations of the religious party had disrupted traffic in various cities of the country since Monday after the arrest of their leader Saad Rizvi.

The federal government on Thursday imposed a ban on Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) under the Anti-Terrorism Act.

Read more: Government imposes ban on TLP, notification released

A notification was issued by the Ministry of the Interior after the federal cabinet approved the summary by circular.

The notification states that the federal government “has reasonable grounds to believe that Tehreek Labbaik Pakistan is engaged in terrorism, has acted in a manner detrimental to the peace and security of the country, involved in creating lawlessness in the country by intimidating the public, caused serious bodily harm hurt, hurt and kill law enforcement personnel and innocent bystanders, attacked civilians and officials, created large-scale obstacles, threatened, abused and encouraged hatred, vandalized and ransacked public and government property, including vehicles, and caused arson, blocked essential medical supplies to hospitals, and used, threatened, coerced, intimidated, and intimidated government, the public, and created sentiment of fear and insecurity in society and the general public”.

“In exercise of the powers conferred by Section 11B(1) of the Anti-Terrorism Act 1997, the Federal Government is pleased to list Tehreek Labbaik Pakistan in the First Schedule of the said Act as a Prohibited Organization for the Purposes of said law. Take action,” he added.


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