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Ashura observed in Pakistan, cellphone services resumption begins
[Dawn] Cellphone services began resumption on Friday in Multan, Gilgit, Quetta, Bloody Karachi
...formerly the capital of Pakistain, now merely its most important port and financial center. It is among the largest cities in the world, with a population of 18 million, most of whom hate each other and many of whom are armed and dangerous...
, Beautiful Downtown Peshawar
...capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (formerly known as the North-West Frontier Province), administrative and economic hub for the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan. Peshawar is situated near the eastern end of the Khyber Pass, convenient to the Pak-Afghan border. Peshawar has evolved into one of Pakistan's most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities, which means lots of gunfire.
, Lahore and various other areas of the country after Ashura was observed in most cities and small towns across the country.

The main procession in Karachi ended on Friday. Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah visited and reviewed the security arrangements of the final procession and lauded the efforts of Sindh Police and Rangers for maintaining the law and order situation.

Moreover, the provincial government of Sindh extended for two days the province wide ban imposed on riding double.

The Ashura processions also concluded in other cities of the country.

Authorities have also decided that cellphone services would remain suspended in Rawalpindi until Sunday keeping in view the tense situation prevailing in the city.

Posted by: Fred 2013-11-16
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