Karachi private school’s registration suspended after hidden cameras found in washrooms
Karachi private school’s registration suspended after hidden cameras found in washrooms
A screengrab of one of the hidden cameras found in the private schools washroom. Photo: Geo News

KARACHI: The Sindh Education Department on Friday suspended the registration of a private school and asked its administration to furnish a show-cause notice after hidden cameras were found in its washroom, Geo News reported Friday.

According to a notification issued by the education department, the hidden CCTV cameras were stealthily installed in the men's washroom as well as a female washroom common to both teachers and students. 

Videos of women were being made with the hidden cameras, officials from the Sindh education department confirmed, adding that several women had lodged a complaint with the education department regarding the cameras.

After that, a team of education department officials had visited the school on Wednesday to verify the information.

They found hidden cameras from the washroom during their visit, the officials confirmed, adding that a vigilance team has submitted a report on the hidden cameras to the education department for further investigation. 

On the other hand, the school administration has maintained that the cameras were installed in the washrooms for "monitoring purposes".

According to the notification of the education department, the registration of the school will remain suspended until the completion of the investigation. 

Regarding the matter, the Federal Investigation Agency's (FIA) Sindh Cybercrime Zone Head Imran Riaz said that so far, it has not received any complaints regarding the recorded videos. 

Riaz further added that the director-general of the cybercrime circle is in touch with the school regarding the matter, adding that a team of the FIA will be sent to the school for inspection.

"The team will check whether the videos were filmed for women and child pornography or was there any other motive behind it," Riaz added.

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