Sindh govt bans internet cafes without video surveillance

KARACHI, Pakistan: The Sindh government on Monday imposed ban on internet cafes operating without proper video surveillance and recording system.

The ban was imposed under Section 144 (6) Cr.PC, under which the internet cafes shall be required to preserve the recording for one year.

Moreover, the owners of all internet cafes shall keep Computerized National Identity Cards (CNICs) copies along with cabin numbers and usage time of all persons using the Net Cafe, said a statement on Monday.

The Station House Officer (SHO) of concerned police station has been authorized to register complaints under Section 188 PPC in writing over the violation of

Section 144 Cr.PC against internet cafes operating without surveillance and recording system and not keeping proper record including copies of CNIC, cabin number and usage timing.

However, no complaint would be lodged for operating without proper video surveillance and recording system before expiry of 15 days of issuance of formal notice by SHO to the net cafe operator to install the surveillance system.

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