The Punjab Home Department on Thursday suspended mobile and internet services in various parts of the provincial capital.
The cellular phone networks and Internet service suspended due to security concerns in view of the protests by the Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) in the provincial capital.
People said the authorities should have announced in advance to avoid inconvenience to hundreds of thousands of consumers.
The Federal government on Thursday imposed a ban on TLP under the anti-terrorism act.
A notification was issued by the Ministry of Interior after the federal cabinet approved summary through circular summary.
The notification said the federal government “has reasonable grounds to believe that Tehreek Labbaik Pakistan is engaged in terrorism, acted in a manner prejudicial to the peace and security of the country, involved in creating anarchy in the country by intimidating the public, caused grievous bodily harm, hurt and death to the personnel of Law Enforcement Agencies and innocent by-standers, attacked civilians and officials, created wide-scale hurdles, threatened, abused and promoted hatred, vandalised and ransacked public.”