On Thursday, the interior ministry decided to cut down mobile phone service in the nation’s capital on the ninth day of Muharram.

The government sent a letter to the PTA asking them to cease the service in response to the Islamabad Chief Commissioner’s request.

According to sources, the service would only be suspended in procession regions; however, it will still be suspended in sectors G-6 and G-7. According to additional reports, “the service will continue to be suspended in Shah Allah Ditta and Baram Imam.”