ISLAMABAD  - Though suspension of mobile phone service has been proved as no remedy to avoid any terrorist activity in the country, it is again expected that the government is going to suspend cellular services in 56 cities across the country today (Tuesday).

On the occasion of Chehlum of Imam Hussain, the government fears clashes between Ahl-e-Sunnat Wal Jamaat (ASWJ) and Shiite sect and to avoid such a situation it is going to suspend mobile service to make it uneasy for criminal elements to make contact with one another and gather at some place.

It is pertinent to mention here that earlier on the occasion of Ashura, a very sad incident took place in Rawalpindi that claimed several lives and the government wanted to avoid any such incident. But it is also worth mentioning here that the mobile services were suspended that day but still the incident took place. After the aforementioned incident, the cellular services remained suspended for the next two days as well owing to the intensity of the situation. The government did so to stop any follow-up of that particular incident.

The idea of suspending mobile services at any occasion was invented by Rehman Malik and the present government too is practicing it as an important tool against terrorism.

Among the 56 cities the big cities might face the total suspension of cellular services in all parts of the cities and in some cities the suspension might be partial and restricted to some particular area.

Pakistan Telecom Authority whereas has neither confirmed the decision about the suspension of cellular services and neither has denied the news that is being widely circulated by all electronic channels in the country.