Kill Switch 2017 Timeline

24 November 2017

Event: Protest in Jamrud against suspension of mobile internet

Student protested in Jamrud against suspension of mobile internet. Student from various political parties also took part in the protest.

Cities Name:
Tribal areas

Source:
Local citizens

15 November 2017

Event: Tehreek-E-Labaik protest

Protesters have blocked a main entrance into Islamabad city for the past week and demanded the resignation of the country’s Law Minister Zahid Hamid for allegedly pushing a constitutional amendment to make changes in the avowal of finality of Prophet-hood for parliamentarians.

Cities Name:
Rawalpindi

Source:
Local citizens

10 November 2017

Event: Chehlum

Cellular service has been suspended in different cities as part of security arrangements on Chehlum of Hazrat Imam Hussain (R.A.) 10 November 2017. (Monday).

Cities Name:
Karachi, Hyderabad, Peshawar and Quetta

Source:
https://www.samaa.tv/pakistan/2017/11/chehlum-security-mobile-phone-serv...

Time:
10 am to 10 pm

23 October, 2017

Event: Arrival of Jeep rally in Islamabad

Mobile services were suspended on 23 October, 2017 due to the arrival of jeep rally participants in Islamabad from Abbotabad. A musical concert was organized for the participants of jeep rally.

Cities Name:
Islamabad & Rawalpindi

Source:
Local citizens

4 , October 2017

Event: 13th Muharram procession

13 Muharram processions takes place in different parts of the country. Government ban mobile services to avoid any act of violence and terrorism

Cities Name:
Kot Diji

Timing:7am to 7 pm

Source:
Local citizens

1 October, 2017

Event: Ashura

The Day of Ashura is on the tenth day of Muharram in the Islamic calendar and marks a very important day as martyrdom of Hussain Ibn Ali is observed. Government ban mobile services to avoid any act of violence and terrorism in the country.

30 September, 2017

Event: 9th Muharram

The Day before Ashura is on the ninth day of Muharram in the Islamic calendar and marks a very important day as martyrdom of Hussain Ibn Ali is observed. Government ban mobile services to avoid any act of violence and terrorism in the country.

29 September, 2017

Event: 8th Muharram

The day of 8th Muharram is dedicated to pay solemn respect and recall the great sacrifice of Hazrat Abbas (R.A), the son of fourth caliph of Islam Hazrat Ali (R.A). Government ban mobile services to avoid any act of violence and terrorism in the country.

Cities Name:
Karachi, Talagang, Khairpur, Gujrat, Faisalabad, Bahawalnagar, Quetta, Skardu, Gilgit, Ghanche, Hyderabad, Jacobabad, Larkana, Shikarpur, Sukkur, Nawabshah, Peshawar, Attock, Kashmore, Jehlum, Bkukkur, Sialkot.

Unannounced suspension

Event: Ashura

Internet services have been suspended in Dalbandin, a city of Balochistan province, Pakistan for the last 6 months and yet there is no sign of restoration. The unannounced suspension has angered the citizens who have been adversely affected due to prolonged network disconnectivity.

Cities Name:
Dalbandin

Source:
http://www.pakvoices.pk/citizens-of-dalbandin-furious-over-internet-shut...

14, August 2017

Event: Independence day

Independence Day is celebrated on 14th August. In order to maintaining security situation for Flag hoisting Ceremony on Independence Day, government suspended mobile services in twin cities.

Cities Name:
Islamabad

Tribal agency
Source https://www.thenews.com.pk/latest/141997-Mobile-phone-services-to-be-sus...