Kill Switch 2018 Timeline

Suspension of internet services in Balochistan to hamper election-related process, PTA tells ECP

The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) suspended mobile internet services in several districts of Balochistan till July 31 on the directives of the interior ministry, thus casting doubts on the effectiveness of the Result Transmission System (RTS) during the upcoming general elections.

The RTS is an internet-based application introduced by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to transmit polling results from constituencies to the commission.

Mobile services partially suspended in Islamabad and Rawalpindi

Mobile phone service has been partially suspended in few places of Rawalpindi and New Islamabad International Airport ahead of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s arrival at New Islamabad International Airport.

Source: Bytes for All staff and general public
Timing: 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Date: 13 July, 2018
Location: Adyala road, Adyala jail, New Islamabad International airport

Mobile phone service suspended in Lahore

Mobile phone service has been partially suspended in Lahore ahead of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s arrival at Allama Iqbal International Airport today (Friday).

As per details, cellular networks in areas around the airport, civil secretariat, Anarkali and Laskhsmi Chowk will remain blocked till 11:00pm.

Earlier, Punjab Chief Secretary requested the Ministry of Interior to suspend mobile service around Lahore Airport, Walled City area, Shahdara, Barki and Nawab Town area.

Mobile phone service restored in Wana, South Waziristan

WANA: Mobile phone service has been restored in Wana tehsil of South Waziristan tribal district. Assistant Commissioner Wana Kamran Khattak inaugurated the service in a ceremony.
Mobile phone service was suspended in South Waziristan in 2009 when Pak Army launched military operation Rah-e-Nijat against militants.
People of South Waziristan have welcomed the move and expressed joy over restoration of mobile phone service in their areas.

23 March, 2018

Event: Pakistan Day parade

City: Islamabad & Rawalpindi

Timing: 8 am to 1 pm

Details: Mobile services were suspended in some parts of Islamabad in the wake of Pakistan day parade in Parade ground, Islamabad. Due to the suspension of mobile services, online cab services were also remained suspended in twin cities.

Source: https://www.researchsnipers.com/careem-and-uber-services-will-suspend-on...

21 March, 2018

Event: Rehearsal of 23rd March parade

City: Islamabad & Rawalpindi

Timing: 9 am to 2 pm

Details: Mobile phone service was suspended in some parts of Islamabad and Rawalpindi as part of security preparations for Pakistan Day parade’s rehearsal.

Source: https://www.samaa.tv/pakistan/2018/03/mobile-phone-islamabad-traffic-plan/