Lahore Police to crack down on online gambling amid Pakistan vs New Zealand T20I series

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During the ongoing T20I series between Pakistan and New Zealand, police officials in Lahore are preparing to take action against online gambling and betting activities reported Geo TV.

Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Bilal Siddique Kamyana has instructed concerned officials to conduct raids to arrest people involved in online betting and closely monitor apps and social media accounts promoting gambling. He emphasized the need to use Information Technology to address online gambling and advised to keep a watch on social media accounts and applications promoting online betting.

As per a report by DailyTimes CCPO is involved in an effort to control illegal gambling activities. This year they have registered more than 423 cases against gamblers. Law enforcement has also arrested 1,863 individuals involved in gambling, leading to the recovery of over Rs 5.4 million in illicit funds.

The CCPO pledged to take action against those involved in online gambling, calling it a problem for society. He advised parents to ensure their children stay away from it. He also encouraged everyone to help create a society without gambling and other crimes. Gambling is prohibited in Islam and the Pakistan government has banned all illegal surrogate betting platforms.

On the cricketing front, Pakistan is set to face New Zealand in the final T20I of the five-match series at Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium on Saturday. With the series currently standing at 2-1 in favour of New Zealand, Pakistan is trying to secure a victory to draw the series.