Pakistan’s Ministry of Interior Affairs has announced the suspension of phone services in Islamabad during the extraordinary session of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation .
Phone services will remain suspended for three days — December 17-19 — as the OIC’s Extraordinary Session of Foreign Ministers will start on Friday, reported Geo News citing the Interior Ministry as saying.
According to the details, the mobile phone services in Islamabad will remain suspended for three days from Friday (17 December 2021) to Sunday (19 December 2021), while the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has been issued directives in this regard.
Why the phone services suspended in Pakisthan ?
Sources privy to the matter said that the foreign ministry has proposed a public holiday in the federal capital on December 20 in order to ensure a safe movement and foolproof security of the dignitaries, foreign ministers, from multiple Muslim and other countries.
It is pertinent to mention that authorities in Rawalpindi have announced that educational institutes in the city will remain closed on account of the OIC meeting.
On December 4, the Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi announced that Pakistan will host the session of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Islamabad on December 19 to discuss the situation in Afghanistan. Therefore, senior officers of OIC member countries will arrive in Pakistan on December 18.
He added that a disastrous financial crisis will hit Afghanistan that would be detrimental to the whole region and the neighbouring countries if the frozen assets were not released to cope with the burgeoning needs.