Petition against Mobile Network Shutdows




PLEADINGS

A copy of the Petitions filed by citizen-petitioners is available at the links below:
Masooma Hassan v. Pakistan Telecom Authority and Others
Waqar Ahmed v. Pakistan Telecom Authority and Others
Muhammad Zohaib v. Pakistan Telecom Authority and Others
Ahmad Raza v. Pakistan Telecom Authority and Others

A copy of the Final Arguments submitted on behalf of the citizen-petitioners is available at the link below:

Final Arguments in the Mobile Network Shutdown case

A copy of the Judgment announced by Justice Ather Minallah of the Islamabad High Court accepting the petition is available at the link below:

Judgement of the Islamabad High Court declaring Newtwork Shutdowns as Illegal


NEWS COVERAGE

A prominent English daily, Express Tribune, gave prominent coverage to this case throughout its life span. Reports of Express Tribune on the case are available below in chronological order:

April 25, 2016, Express Tribune, Unending inconvenience: Court petitioned against suspension of services

April 26, 2016, Express Tribune, Mobile service suspension: PTA, mobile services providers put on notice.

November 16, 2016, Express Tribune, Government told to explain frequent suspension of services. 

January 18, 2017, Express Tribune, Connection Interrupted: Cellular Services can only be suspended in 'Emergency'.

September 22, 2017, Express Tribune, Cellular suspension: IHC reserves judgment

February 26, 2018, Express Tribune, IHC declares suspension of mobile phone service for security against law.

March 20, 2018, Express Tribune, Government challenges verdict declaring suspension of services as illegal