LAHORE - Interior Minister Ch Nisar Ali Khan has said that mobile phone service will not be shut on Eid-ul-Azha. 

The interior minister also said that bomb blasts could not be averted by shutting mobile phone services alone.

His statement came after reports that police high-ups in some parts of the country demanded the cell phone closure on Eid.

Earlier, the Punjab Police requested the authorities concerned to shut mobile phone service across the province on Eid.

The police requested to shut the mobile service from 6am to 10pm Wednesday on account of security.