The border at Taftan and Chaman between Pakistan and Afghanistan will remain closed for two days to ensure security during 9 and 10 Muharram, a local media outlet reported.
Security has been tightened around the country to ensure the security of Muharram processions. Sources said the transit points between Pakistan’s western neighbours will be reopened on Saturday.
Earlier, the government decided to temporarily suspend cellular services in Karachi and other major cities.
Sindh Home Secretary Qazi Kabeer confirmed that cellular services will remain suspended from 8 am till 10 pm to ensure security on Ashura.
Kabeer added that due to security threats, mobile phone services will be suspended along designated Ashura procession routes.