Press Esc to close
Saturday 07 May 2016
News updated at 2:07 AM IST
Weather
Max: 35.5°C
Min : 24.9°C
In Bengaluru
Sunny day

Mobile phones new weapons of terrorism: Rehman Malik

Islamabad, Jan 5, 2013, (IANS) :
A paramilitary soldier stands guard at the site of a bomb explosion in Quetta December 30, 2012. The car bomb exploded on Sunday near a convoy of buses taking Pakistani Shia pilgrims to Iran, killing 20 people and wounding 24, officials said, the latest attack on the minority sect. REUTERS

Mobile phones have now become a "weapon of terrorism" as most bombings in Pakistan are conducted through them, Federal Interior Minister Rehman Malik has said.

He said that during the month of Muharram, mobile phone services were suspended in many cities which helped in avoiding blasts, the Associated Press of Pakistan reported.

"Mobile phones are now a weapon of terrorism as all improvised bombings are conducted through them," Malik said.

The minister said legislation should be brought to ban the sale of illegal mobile phone SIM cards.

The South Asia Terrorism Portal, which compiles reports of terror attacks, says more than 1,000 people were killed and 2,700 injured in bomb attacks in Pakistan in 2012.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Lightning strikes across the sky above homes in south Walla Walla, Wash., Wednesday, May 4, 2016...

Lightning strikes across the sky above homes in south Walla Walla, Wash., Wednesday, May 4, 2016...

Labourers thrash paddy crop in a field on the outskirts of Ahmedabad...

Labourers thrash paddy crop in a field on the outskirts of Ahmedabad...

A youth blocks a road during a public curfew called by the Joint Committee on Inner Line Permit...

A youth blocks a road during a public curfew called by the Joint Committee on Inner Line Permit...

A security person with a sniffer dog inspect two crude bombs recovered near a polling boot...

A security person with a sniffer dog inspect two crude bombs recovered near a polling boot...

Students celebrate their success after announcement of ICSE board results in Patna on Friday...

Students celebrate their success after announcement of ICSE board results in Patna on Friday...

BSF men take out a march ahead of Assembly elections in Kozhikode on Friday...

BSF men take out a march ahead of Assembly elections in Kozhikode on Friday...

A collapsed pandal at Simhastha Mahakumbha Mela in Ujjain on Friday, a day after thunderstorm...

A collapsed pandal at Simhastha Mahakumbha Mela in Ujjain on Friday, a day after thunderstorm...

Jadavpur University Students chasing the car of film director Vivek Agnihotri to show him black...

Jadavpur University Students chasing the car of film director Vivek Agnihotri to show him black...

A Bicycle rider are struggle to move in water logged road at K R Circle during the heavy rain in...

A Bicycle rider are struggle to move in water logged road at K R Circle during the heavy rain in...

Mumbai Indians stars Kieron Pollard, Harbhajan Singh, Ricky Ponting and Rohit Sharma at Etihad...

Mumbai Indians stars Kieron Pollard, Harbhajan Singh, Ricky Ponting and Rohit Sharma at Etihad...