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Mobile phone network to be turned off in Karachi

Kemari Harbour, Karachi.
Kemari Harbour, Karachi. Image by eutrophication&hypoxia / CC BY 2.0

The mobile phone network in Karac will be turned off on Saturday by government decree. Officials claim the move is necessary to reduce the risk of crowd violence following a new public rally by opposition politician Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari. Thousands of buses have been drafted in to carry Zardari supporters and officials are predicting that public transport in the city will come to a standstill on Saturday. Read more: dawn.com