Authorities have warned school and college principals in Islamabad against a “mafia” trying to defraud schools in name of installation of CCTV cameras at institutes.
Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) has issued a circular that a gang, impersonating as government officials, were making calls to school principals and demanding amount through mobile banking services or a bank transaction for installation of CCTV cameras at their schools.
“It is therefore requested that consider all such calls, demands as fake and report them to Federal Investigation Agency’s cyber crime wing without any delay,” the circular read.
Authorities had decided to install security cameras among other security measures for the schools after the Peshawar school attack. Cameras, however, have yet to be installed at majority of the schools and colleges.
Last week, the Capital Administration and Development Division minister ordered to start construction work at 23 institutions to raise their boundary walls.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 27th, 2015.