The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government has ordered the collection of data from internet cafes in the province. The KP Home Department wrote to the Inspector General Police (IGP) asking him to keep records of internet cafe users and recommended the installation of hidden security cameras in these cafes. This was done after the home ministry received reports of a rise in threatening emails regarding extortion and kidnapping for ransom in the province. Owners of the internet cafes said that they do not have the required resources to install security cameras. After receiving data of internet cafes from the home ministry, the police began an investigation into their activities.