The Sindh government is looking for ban on instant messaging and voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) applications such as Skype, Whatsapp, Tango and Viber for three months.
Sindh Govermentt Ban On Skype, WhatsApp, Viber For 3 months
These services like Skype, Viber and other communication networks, possibly including Tango and WhatsApp, for three months in the province for security reasons, media reported on Thursday.
The decision was taken during a meeting between Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah and other officials including the additional IG Karachi, DG Rangers and representatives of intelligence agencies.
Following the meeting, Provincial Information Minister Sharjeel Memon announced that a ban would be imposed on the use of Skype, Whatspp, Tango and Viber.
“Terrorists and criminal elements are using these networks to communicate after the targeted operation was launched.” Memon added that the Home Secretary would contact PTA to have these networks banned in the province.
According to the provincial information minister, the Sindh government would also contact the federal government to ensure that illegal SIMs would be shut.
Memon added that the brandishing of weapons had also been banned and an operation would be conducted against individuals in possession of illegal weapons.