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KARACHI: The Sindh government, under Section 144 (6) Cr.PC, has imposed ban on internet cafes operating without proper video surveillance and recording system.

The internet cafes shall be required to preserve the recording for one year. Moreover the owners of all internet cafes shall keep CNIC copies alongwith cabin numbers and usage time of all persons using the Net Cafe, said a statement on Monday.

The SHO of concerned police station has been authorised to register complaints under Section 188 PPC in writing over the violation of Section 144 Cr.PC against internet cafes operating without surveillance and recording system and not keeping proper record including copies of CNIC, cabin number and usage timing.

However, no complaint would be lodged for operating without proper video surveillance and recording system before expiry of 15 days of issuance of formal notice by SHO to the net cafe operator to install the surveillance system.—APP