islamabad - The Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) administration has decided to suspend mobile phone services in the city in wake of security threats on Independence Day.  The ICT administration has decided that mobile service will be closed from 6am to 12pm and necessary directions in this regard have also been issued to the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority.

The administration had a day earlier imposed section 144 CrPC to ban one-wheeling, rash driving and using vehicles without cylinders in Islamabad. The Metropolitan Corporation Islamabad has organised fireworks in connection with celebrations of Independence Day at Multipurpose Parade Ground Shakarparian, Islamabad. Fireworks will begin at 12:00 (Saturday Night) on August 13, 2016.