Pakistan’s Karachi city banned drone cameras following suicide attack on Chinese nationals

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IBNS-CMEDIA: Authorities in Pakistan’s Karachi city have banned the use of drone cameras for two months in the District South of the port city following the attack on Chinese nationals last week.

According to reports, the ban was imposed citing “threats to vital installations, and Chinese Consulate”.

The Karachi administration has taken special measures for the safety of sensitive installations and the Chinese Consulate under the Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC), empowering the authorities concerned to ban the use of drone cameras, reported The News International.

“It has been reported that there are serious threats to vital installations and Chinese Consulate, Karachi by the anti-state elements/hostile agencies in the wake of recent attacks on Chinese nationals, therefore, it is necessary to take immediate measures to avoid any mishaps & to maintain law and order situation in the city,” said a notification issued by Commissioner Muhammad Saleem Rajput on Saturday as quoted by the newspaper.

He exercised his powers delegated by the Sindh home department to impose restrictions on drone cameras in Karachi’s District South for a period of two months, effective from March 30 till May 29.

At least six people, including five Chinese nationals, were killed following an attack on their vehicle in Shangla’s Besham town on March 26.

Several Chinese engineers are currently working on various projects in Pakistan at present.

China is investing over $65 billion in infrastructure works as part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) under Beijing’s wider Belt and Road initiative, reported The News International.