Kill Switch 2018 Timeline

Cellular services suspended due to law and order condition

Date: 2 November, 2018
Timing: 9:00 am to 9:00 pm
Location: Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad, Sheikhupura
Reason: Protest and law and order condition

Partial network shutdown in Islamabad

Event: Chehlum of Imam Hussain (RA)
Date: 30 October, 2018
Location: Targeted sectors of Islamabad

Mobile and internet service to be suspended on Chehlum of Imam Hussain (RA)

Event: Chehlum of Imam Hussain (RA)
Date: 30 October, 2018
Location: Lahore, Rawalpindi, Jehlum, Sargodha, Sialkot, Gujrat, Narowal, Multan, Sahiwal, Rahimyar Khan, Okara, Pak Patan, Muzaffarabad, Bagh, Mirpur, Haveli, Kotli, Nowshera, Kohat, Bannu, Lakki Marwat, Dera Ismail Khan, Abbottabad, Nankana, Gujranwala, Attock, Khushab, Toba Tek Singh
Timing: 8 am to 10 pm
Details: Mobile phone and internet services as well as the GPRS facility remain suspended in many parts of the country on the Chehlum of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA)

Mobile services to be suspended in parts of Sindh

Event: Chehlum of Imam Hussain (RA)
Date: 30 October, 2018 & 31 October, 2018
Location: Karachi, Hyderabad, Larkana, Jacobabad, Nawabshah, Mirpur Khas, Sukkur, Shikarpur, Khairpur
Timing: 8 am to 10 pm
Details: Sindh interior ministry has requested Federal interior ministry and Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to suspend cellular services in parts of Sindh

Cellular services suspended on Ashura

Date: 20 September, 2018 and 21 September, 2018

Timing: 7:00 am to 12:00 midnight

Event: Ashura

Location: Karachi. Larkana, Shikarpur, Sanghar, Jacobabad, Hyderabad, Gujrat, Kharian, Lala Musa, Lahore, Sargodha, Multan, Burewala, Chichawatni, Vehari, Mailsi, Darya Khan, Shakargarh, Bhakar, Mandi Bahaudin, Wazirabad, Faisalabad and more

Mobile services to be suspended due to Ashura security

Event: Ashura

Date: 19-21 September, 2018

Timing: 7:00 am to 12:00 midnight

Location: Various cities of Sindh including Karachi

Details: The Sindh government has decided to suspend the internet and cellular services in different cities as a security measure during Ashura. The Sindh chief secretary has confirmed the shutdown of cellular services, adding that the services will only be closed in areas that are located on the routes of processions.

Cellphone service remains suspended in Rawalpindi

Mobile services in Rawalpindi remains suspended in Rawalpindi due to Defense day ceremony.

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.