Internet cafés a breeding ground for terrorists' nefarious designs: Sindh IG

Terrorists use internet cafes to plot attacks, says IG Khawaja

Hafeez Tunio February 11, 2017
Screengrab of internet cafe user browsing the internet. Photo: File

KARACHI: In the wake of the Sindh government's directive to seal all internet cafes that have closed cabins, the province's top cop has underscored the need to do so.

Terrorists use internet cafes to plot attacks, claimed Sindh IG Allah Dino Khawaja.

In a letter addressed to the home secretary, he stated that there is a dire need to ensure that internet cafés that operate in Karachi maintain a record of users.

"Findings of inquiries into high-profile cases revealed that suspects communicate with each other through cafés as their strategy to avert police action," stated Khawaja.

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In this regard, the government had given a one-month deadline to owners of internet cafés to ensure they take steps to prevent activities such as these or face closure.

The decision was made following citizens’ complaints against obscenity as well as other immoral activities, however, no concrete measures could be taken.

"These letters or notices taken by concerned authorities are mere eyewash and a political gimmick," said MQM Pakistan Leader Khawaja Izharul Hasan.

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Hasan added that nothing would happen until the government proves its pragmatic approach through implementing what it says.






Lumdheeng | 7 years ago | Reply Whereever there is free Wi-Fi, anyone can use with mobile, laptop.
Khan | 7 years ago | Reply Internet can be accessed now from a multitude of devices wonder why they would need to depend to internet cafes. They were a thing back in the day but that business model has gone bust and for good reason. Even my domestic staff has constant access to social media!! The focus now is on mobile app secrecy and encyrption.
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