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Top Court allows suspension of cellular services under special circumstances


Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

04th Aug, 2020. 04:09 pm
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The Supreme Court of Pakistan has allowed the government to can suspend cellular services under special circumstances.

According to the details, a hearing of the Ministry of Information and the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority’s (PTA) petitions against mobile phone companies was held at the court today.

The top court decided that the government can suspend cellular services under special circumstances and ordered the PTA and the IT ministry to come up with relevant SOPs and procedures to do so.

In April, the Supreme Court had set aside a 2018 order by the Islamabad High Court (IHC) in which it had ruled that the government could not suspend mobile phone services on the pretext of public safety.

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