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Internet services throttled across the country due to political party's online gathering

Date: 17th December - 18th December, 2023 Time: 8:45 pm to 1:00 am Reason: PTI online jalsa Description: Due to the online political gathering of Pakistan Tehreek-E-Insaf (PTI), internet services were suspended in few places and throttled across the country. Source: https://twitter.com/netblocks/status/1736410833326940433
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Wah Cantt
Taxila
Rawalpindi
Mobile services
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suspended
Pakistan
PTI
PTI online jalsa
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Mobile services suspended in Quetta and Karachi on Eid Milad Un Nabi

Date: 29th September, 2023 Location: Quetta, Karachi Description: In a decisive move to prioritise public safety and uphold law and order, the provincial governments of Quetta and Karachi have opted to suspend mobile services in Quetta on the eve of 12 Rabi ul Awal, observed on Friday. Source: https://www.quettavoice.com/2023/09/29/mobile-service-to-be-suspended-in-quetta-on-the-eve-of-12-rabi-ul-awal/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wz0v-owxW5o
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Internet services
Keep it on
Pakistan
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Internet services suspended in riverine areas of Sindh

Date: 14th September, 2023 Location: Riverine areas of Sindh Description: Caretaker Chief Minister retired Justice Maqbool Baqar Thursday ordered authorities to suspend internet services in katcha (riverine) areas of the province as part of law enforcement agencies intensify operations against bandits holding people hostage in such areas. Source: https://www.dawn.com/news/1775852
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Katcha
Internet services
Keep it on
Pakistan
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Cellular services suspended due to Chehlum procession

Date: 7th September, 2023 Location: Rawalpindi, Hunza, Nagar, Shigar, Skardu, Astore, Gilgit, Quetta, Karachi Timing: 1000 meter along the procession in Rawalpindi and Karachi | 5:00 am to 10 pm in Hunza, Nagar, Gilgit, Shigar, Astore and Skardu Description: Processions are being held across Pakistan to mark the Chehlum of Imam Hussain (RA). Mourning processions are being taken out in various cities and towns across the country to pay homage to the martyrs of Karbala. Source: https://tribune.com.pk/story/2434500/schools-colleges-closed-today-due-to-chehlum https://www.bolnews.com/pakistan/2023/09/chehlum-processions-being-held-across-pakistan/ and local residents
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network shutdown
Pakistan
karachi
Quetta
Islamabad
Chehlum
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Cellular services suspended in Gilgit Baltistan for more than 3 days

Location: Gilgit Baltistan Date: 1st September, 2023 Description: Due to prevailing law and order situation in Gilgit Baltistan for last 3 days due to Shia Sunni conflict, cellular services are suspended in the whole region. This results in missing deadlines, affecting tourism and local businesses. Source: Due to media blackout on the situation, locals are updating on social media platforms about the incidents and suspension of services
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GB
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Internet services suspended in village of Battagram for two months

Location: Village of Battagram Date: 22nd August, 2023 Description: After the incident of chairlift ropes break in mid air, it came into media that there is no internet services in the region for last 2 months.
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Cellular services suspended in parts of Islamabad on 11th Muharram

Date: 30th July, 2023 2 am to 7 pm (Shah Allah Dita) 12 pm to 7 pm (Noorpur Shahan/Bari Imam) Description: Due to procession in above mentioned areas on 11th Muharram, the mobile services were suspended to keep law and order in the areas. Source: https://www.geo.tv/latest/501818-muharram-9-10-mobile-services-suspension-hits-parts-of-pakistan
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Wah Cantt
Taxila
Rawalpindi
Mobile services
shutdown
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Pakistan
Muharram
7th Muharram
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Cellular services suspended in various cities of Pakistan on Ashura

Date: 29th July, 2023 Timing: 9:00 am to 10:00 pm Location: Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Saddar, Pishtakhara, Hassan Ghari, inner city Peshawar, Mardan, Abbottabad, Karam, Orakzai, Bannu Shahr, Lucky Marwat, DI Khan, Tank, Haripur, Kohat, Hangu, Quetta, Karachi, Lahore, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Gujrat, Jhang, Bhakkar, Layyah, Multan, Sahiwal, Chakwal, Rajanpur, Bahawalpur, Rahim Yar Khan, Mach, Usta Muhammad, Randhawa, Taxila, Wah Cantt, Paharpur, Kolachi, Paroa, Norang, Mohammadzai, Sherkot Description: Mobile services have been suspended in several parts of Pakistan in observance of Ashura as part of precautionary measures taken by the authorities to maintain peace and avoid any potential untoward situations during this significant religious event. Source: https://tnnenglish.com/mobile-services-suspended-in-kps-14-districts-during-muharram/ https://www.thenews.com.pk/latest/1094995-ashura-mobile-services-to-remain-suspended-in-parts-of-pakistan https://en.dailypakistan.com.pk/28-Jul-2023/mobile-phone-services-to-remain-suspended-on-ashura
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Muharram
Ashura
2023
network shutdown
Pakistan
karachi
Quetta
Islamabad
9th Muharram
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Cellular services suspended in various cities of Pakistan on 9th Muharram

Date: 28th July, 2023 Location: Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Saddar, Pishtakhara, Hassan Ghari, inner city Peshawar, Mardan, Abbottabad, Karam, Orakzai, Bannu Shahr, Lucky Marwat, DI Khan, Tank, Haripur, Kohat, Hangu, Quetta, Karachi, Lahore, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Gujrat, Jhang, Bhakkar, Layyah, Multan, Sahiwal, Chakwal, Rajanpur, Bahawalpur, Rahim Yar Khan, Mach, Usta Muhammad, Randhawa Timing: 6:00 am to 12:00 midnight Description: To avoid any untoward situation on the occasion of Ashura mobile services have been blocked in several parts of Pakistan. Source: https://www.thenews.com.pk/latest/1094995-ashura-mobile-services-to-remain-suspended-in-parts-of-pakistan https://www.aajenglish.tv/news/30328793
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Muharram
Ashura
2023
network shutdown
Pakistan
karachi
Quetta
Islamabad
9th Muharram
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Mobile services suspended in parts of Rawalpindi, Wah Cantt and Taxila

Date: 26th July, 2023 Time: 5:00 pm to 12:00 midnight Location: Rawalpindi, Wah Cantt and Taxila Description: Due to law and order situation, government suspended cellular services in Rawalpindi, Taxila and Wah Cantt. Source: Local residents
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Wah Cantt
Taxila
Rawalpindi
Mobile services
shutdown
suspended
Pakistan
Muharram
7th Muharram
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