Taliban plan large-scale camera network in Afghan cities
The Taliban could repurpose a plan devised by the Americans before their 2021 departure for a four-year programme to create a large-scale camera network to surveil Afghan cities, The capital, Kabul, already has thousands of cameras. The Taliban administration has also consulted with Huawei about potential cooperation. Rights groups are concerned the technology will be used to crack down on protesters and some analysts question the regime's ability to pay for the programme, but records of meetings between the Taliban and many nations show that preventing attacks by international militant groups is a priority. Other issues include the inconsistent availability of electrical power.
Publication: Pakistan Today
Publication date: 2023-09-25