According to Dawn, Pakistan’s interim Interior Ministry has declared a temporary suspension of mobile services across the country.
Citing the “deteriorating security situation,” the ministry stressed the need to safeguard against potential security risks.
The decision follows previous terrorist incidents that have taken lives and damaged the security environment across the country, according to Pakistan-based Dawn.
In a statement, the ministry said, “Recent surge in terrorist activities resulting in precious lives have stirred security environment in the country.”
Therefore, it added, “need has arisen to take measures to safeguard against” security threats.
According to Dawn, the temporary suspension of mobile services demonstrates the government’s commitment to solving current security concerns and ensuring public safety.
Authorities are actively monitoring the situation and working hard to restore order while prioritizing security precautions.
The decision to stop mobile services demonstrates how seriously the government is taking the problem of national security.
As the country navigates these difficult times, residents are urged to be watchful and work with security personnel to maintain stability and peace throughout Pakistan.
Aside from that, voting in Pakistan for national and provincial assemblies has already begun. The polling procedure for over 128 million people began at 8 a.m. and will end at 5 p.m. Pakistan’s Caretaker Interior Ministry has set up a control room to supervise the situation.
This room also facilitates information sharing between law enforcement and other relevant entities.
Former Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has stated that Nawaz Sharif will be the party’s prime ministerial candidate if the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz wins a majority in the upcoming elections.
According to Pakistan Peoples Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, who has campaigned across the country, the PML-N is “not even reaching 100 seats by far.”
He went on to say that it was up to the people to make their decision.
Imran Khan, the founder of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) and one of the country’s most popular leaders, is being held at Adiala jail on several charges.
The cricketer-turned-politician has been barred from running in the elections and condemned to ten years in the cypher case, fourteen years in the Toshakhana case, and seven years in the ‘un-Islamic’ marriage case.
In a video message uploaded on his official Twitter account, Khan urged his fans to vote in large numbers.
On February 7, Khan stated in a video message, “Elections are tomorrow. I want you to come out and bring out as many people as you know. Because you will change the fate of yourself as well as that of your children through these elections.”
PTI has rejected reports about party boycotting elections. In a post on X, PTI stated, “Let the world know that this is the level to which the illegitimate, fascist regime has stooped to! Petrified of the massive turnout tomorrow for General Elections, the controlled media is being used to run a fake news about PTI boycotting elections, along with running a fake audio!”
The party added, “The illegitimate regime has used every ounce of fascism, propaganda & unprecedented pre poll rigging against Pakistan’s largest, most popular & only federal party PTI, led by illegally incarcerated Imran Khan.
Yet, the resolve of the nation proved stronger than the oppression! The will of the people will reign supreme!”