A total of seven individuals have been apprehended in the Faqirabad area of Peshawar for their involvement in renting out smartphones to children.

The suspects allegedly facilitated the children in playing online games, including PUBG, and accessing explicit videos at their establishments, according to the police.

The law enforcement authorities took action following the circulation of a viral video on social media that depicted children utilizing smartphones.



Subsequently, a raid was conducted at two shops in the vicinity, resulting in the confiscation of 45 phones. These shops were found to be renting out smartphones for Rs60 per hour.

Yesterday, three of the suspects were arrested, and an additional four were apprehended based on information provided by the initially detained individuals.

The police have sealed the shops to discourage similar operations and have initiated an investigation into the matter, alongside registering a case.