ISLAMABAD - Despite opposition from various corners of society, Interior Minister Rehman Malik is appeared to suspend cellular services again along the route of Tahirul Qadri’s long march to prevent any possible attack on it, TheNation learnt. According to sources, Malik believes that the march must be targeted by terrorists and to stave off any ambush, he is going to suspend cellular services. In a meeting on Saturday, many officials suggested to the minister not to suspend the services but he brushed off the suggestions, sources disclosed. Sources said that it will not be a nationwide suspension rather the cities where march will about to approach be deprived of mobile phone signals. The cellular operators will have to suffer a loss of hundreds of millions rupees, if services are suspended. The interior minister is the inventor of this idea of suspending cellular services to prevent terrorism as the tactic is unseen anywhere in the world. The suspension is a violation of the licensing agreement of telecom companies. The cellular services are suspended to prevent terrorists from using cellular sims but it caused serious communication problems for the people. The practice first introduced on Eidul Fitr last year and now has become a convention for every occasion.  Telecom companies have filed a petition in the Sindh High Court against the temporary ban imposed by the Pakistan Telecom Authority on the directive of Malik.