Sindh Government Imposed 3 Month Ban on Skype, Viber and Whatsapp

3 month ban proposed for Skype, Viber, Whatsapp in Sindh

KARACHI (October 04, 2013): The Sindh government has Imposed  ban  on instant messaging and voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) applications such as Skype, Tango, Whatsapp and Viber for three months.


The decision was made over Law and order situation matter and imposed after   a high level meeting chaired by Chief Minister Sindh Qaim Ali Shah.

Sharjeel Memon Provincial Information Minister announced that a ban would be enforced on the use of Skype, Whatspp, Tango and Viber. “Terrorists and criminal elements are applying these social media to communicate after the targeted operation was established.” Memon stated 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 assure that illegal immigrant SIMs would be shut.


Memon added that the flourishing of weapons had also been banned and an operation would be conducted against people in possession of illegal arms.


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