I have been to many countries with troubles — including Afghanistan and North Korea and Sudan – but none made me feel as uneasy as Pakistan; click to read about Pakistan blocking mobile phone service over fears of attacks

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Pakistan suspends mobile networks over fears of attacks

 

Pakistan’s authorities are suspending mobile phone services in major cities to prevent sectarian violence during key Shia Muslim commemorations.

 

More than 90% of bombs are detonated by attackers using phones, officials say.

 

In some areas, motorbikes carrying passengers have been banned because of fears that this is how attackers could be brought to their targets.

 

Attacks on minority Shia by hard-line Sunnis have increased in recent months across Pakistan.

 

In the deadliest attack this week, 23 people were killed at a Shia procession in the city of Rawalpindi.

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On Friday, mobile phone services were temporarily blocked in parts of the capital Islamabad, the southern port city of Karachi, and in Quetta in the south-east.

 

The authorities said that more areas would be cut off over the weekend – the  CLICK HERE

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