Suspension of mobile phone service for security reasons illegal: IHC

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26 Feb, 2018 2:00 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has declared the suspension of the mobile phone service for security reasons as illegal.

After hearing the arguments, Justice Athar Minallah had reserved the judgment on September 21.

The court observed that the suspension of mobile phone service is in violation of the law.

The petitioner contended that the federal government often suspends the service for security reasons, which is against the law.

The PTA told court that they suspend the service only on the government order. The government contended that it has right to suspend the service under Article 54(2).

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