Science & Technology

Pakistan May Ban Skype

Because terrorists use it


ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Pakistan's second-most populous province moved Thursday to ban Skype and several other Web-based forms of communication, saying they were being used by militants and criminals.

"Terrorists are using these networks to communicate with each other in the wake of targeted operations launched in Karachi," said Syed Qaim Ali Shah, the chief minister of the southern province of Sindh, which requested a ban lasting at least three months.