14:44 Jul 08, 2015 Pakistan

KARACHI: Sindh government on Wednesday decided to shut down cellular services in Karachi and parts of interior Sindh on Thursday to ensure maximum security during the processions of Youm-e-Ali, Samaa reported.

Government made the decision due to security threats looming over the processions of Youm-e-Ali, the day which marks the martyrdom of Islam’s fourth Caliph.

Mobile phone services in Karachi will remain suspended on Thursday from 9 AM until 9 PM while cellular services will also remain suspended in Hyderabad, Mirpurkhas and Sukkur.

Suspension of cellular services in Karachi today from 4 PM until 11 PM is also expected. – Samaa