The Sindh Home Department has imposed a ban on flying drones in Karachi District South because of security concerns. The development comes after a request from the Provincial Inspector General of Police (IGP), who had written a letter to the Sindh Home Department.
According to the details, the Police Chief communicated to the Home Department a report of the Deputy Inspector General of Police of Karachi District South, who said that terrorist were using low-flying drones and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to target foreign missions, residences of diplomats and important government buildings in District South.
The report stated that terrorist may use drones to achieve their target, which could be difficult to intercept. Therefore, Sindh Inspector General of Police (IGP) had requested the Sindh Home Department to impose a ban on flying drones in Karachi South District under Section 144 of the CrPC.
The notification added that in order to ensure the safety of important properties and public lives from any terrorist activities involving the use of low-flying drones and UAVs, necessary measures were required to be taken, therefore, the provincial government, in exercise of the powers conferred under Section 144 of the CrPC, “do hereby impose a ban on flying drones and UAVs in South District, Karachi, for a period of sixty (60) days with an immediate effect.”
It is pertinent to mention that the decision has been taken after an uptick in terrorist activities in the metropolitan with two blasts, one in Bolton Market and the other one in Saddar, taking place in a period of four days.
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