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Ban on the use of drones in Karachi

KARACHI: Sindh’s home department has banned the use of drones in Karachi’s South district due to a new terrorism threat, ARY News reported on Friday.

A notification regarding the ban on the use of drones and flying cameras in the southern district of Karachi for two months was issued by the Sindh Home Department.

The decision was taken after the Deputy Inspector General (DIG) South informed the provincial authorities through the Inspector General (IG) of Sindh about the threat of terrorism. The police officer in his letter has expressed the possibility of terrorist attacks on government buildings and other sensitive places.

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It has been said that terrorists can target any sensitive place through drones. The Station House Officer (SHO) of District South is empowered to take action to maintain the prohibition of Section 144.

Terrorism Threat, Drone Ban, Karachi

On May 19, Sindh police foiled an attempt to bring illegal explosives from Punjab to Karachi. Police had recovered a huge quantity of illegal explosives from a container going from Punjab to Karachi.

Police said the explosive material could have been used for terrorist activities in Karachi.

Read: Karachi blast: One killed, scores injured in powerful blast in Sadar

The police had also claimed that explosive materials used legally by construction companies are often sold illegally and used in terrorist activities. Police has arrested the accused and started interrogation.

On the same day, a constable from Karachi got lucky as he survived an assassination attempt in broad daylight in Bhimpura area. The gunman opened fire on the soldier and one bullet hit his shoulder. There is an atmosphere of panic in the area due to the firing incident.

The brave policeman tried to catch the attacker by the injured shoulder, but he could not succeed. The constable was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.


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