Islamabad’s district administration has placed a two-month ban on flying unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drones in the vicinity of the federal capital.
Law enforcement agencies and capital administration are exempted from the ban.
According to the notification issued from the Magistrate’s office, law enforcement agencies have learned that a significant number of Islamabad’s residents possess drones which poses a security threat, given the current political scenario.
Terrorists can carry out attacks using UAVs in or around the Azadi March congregation, the notification added.
In case of any untoward incident, the law and order situation can worsen in the federal capital, putting the lives and property of residents at risk. Taking into account the reports of law enforcement agencies, the district administration has decided to ban the UAVs in Islamabad.