FIA Says no Law Now to Check Cyber Crimes

The FIA says there is no law in the country at the moment to check cyber crimes and has thus closed the investigation against the son of PPP Information Secretary Fauzia Wahab, who threatened Editor Investigation The News Ansar Abbasi some months ago in a text message, reported The News.

“The News” disclosed this fact citing a reply made by FIA to the query of Ansar regarding his complaint. The FIA on numerous occasions told Ansar that his complaint was under consideration, but this reply says the relevant law has lapsed so nothing can now be done.

Ansar asked FIA:

“This is with reference to my application dated Dec 18, 2009, regarding threatening SMS that I had received from 0333-2182500. As a consequence of my application, I received an acknowledgement letter No FIA/NR3C/cases/ISB/1327-29 from Shahid Nadeem Baloch, Project Director; however, I am not aware of the follow-up actions.”

According to “The News” FIA’s reply said:

“The contents of complaint prima facie attract the application of the Prevention of Electronic Crime Ordinance. The ordinance has, however, expired in November 2009 and thereafter neither the same has been re-promulgated nor any other law has been passed by Parliament dealing with offences punishable under PECO.

In view of above legal position, the acts of omission/commission mentioned in the complaint do not constitute an offence punishable under any law available on the charter of FIA.

Hence, no action can be initiated on your complaint by NR3C for want of jurisdiction.”

It merits mentioning here that Cyber Crime law was first issued through a presidential order on December 31st, 2007 by former president Musharraf, which was later endorsed by PPP government with little amendments.

Ordinances are supposed to be endorsed or renewed every three months.

Keeping in view the current developments in cyber world, it is extremely important to have a cyber law in the country to execute those threats arising over the internet.

It is un-comprehendible that why Government of Pakistan is ignoring the said law for this long.

An FIA official in a conversation with ProPakistani said that agency has been reminding the concerned departments about the lapse of ordinance, but apparently they are either busy doing other businesses or they are deliberately not paying any attention.

He said that Cyber Crime law is supposed to be defined by Ministry of IT and Telecom, as internet domain is fairly covered by IT Ministry. He further added that it is the need of the hour to get Cyber Crime Law get passed from parliament to make it permanent part of Pakistani law.


  • Strange news !

    No Cyber Crime law then how come FIA catching the hackers then ?

    • Waqas Tariq

      Yeah, pretty logical question, how did FIA, Cybercrime got arrest warrants for those hackers when there is no law for what they did?

      If the court issed arrest warrants then how did it issue?

      If FIA arrested them on grounds of hacking the what did they wrote in FIR as theyr is no law for what they did

      If FIA ‘raided’ those guys houses/office it must have had search warrant/arrest warrant.. but in abcence of any law. there is no ground…. lol @ the hypocracy

  • A Khan

    this is the same law every body made fun of when it came for renewal. Remember jang group and News talking about a law which is being put up to stop jokes angainst zardari and rehman malik? i couldnt find the exact jang link but here is a link from times of india (their aman ki asha partner) on the story:

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/NEWS-World-Pakistan-14-year-jail-for-SMS-joke-on-Pakistani-president-/articleshow/4795869.cms

    I am so glad its none other but ansar abbasi paying for this as these are the people who misinterpreted legislation and stopped us from having rules required for living in 21st century!

  • another PPP’s shit work.. How could then they ruled out the 14 years punishments for those who write sms against govt..

    • a khan

      read my comment above. its the same law.

  • Nabeel | Create Your First Website

    Not unusual or surprising, as the AML (Anti-Money Laundering) Bill also expired/lapsed and was never renewed/no one bothered to renew it. Who cares about these kind of things in Pakistan?

  • K.A.

    Then under which law they got hold of Pak bugs (hacker kids)? This is because they are not son of that rude lady?

  • Meta

    It is just wrong to arrest those “Pakbugs” gangs, if they are not arresting the son of bureaucrat. In reply to A khan…..laws are just for ordinary people,good people are just sitting on the laws to change them, if it is a need to.

    Lets suppose the law is not renewed until 2009, then those boys should be freed.

  • Muhammad Zafar Ameer

    To stop Cybercrimes or arrest hacker is looks very easy but not …..as everyone know hacker or any criminal person always use his/her mind in 360 direction, preventing for attacks is possible but its impossible to stop it. As we have good talent in Pakistan IT but no one utilizing them to implement cyber law.
    MAKING CYBERCRIME LAW IS EASY ,,,, IMPLEMENTATION IS NOT ……………… Cheers.

    Muhammad Zafar Ameer
    Chief Technical Officer

    • Waqas Tariq

      “Chief Technical Officer” of?

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  • Mr.Koch

    No wonder, that is why, since and if, Pakistan does not have so far any Cyber Laws, thus some Cyber Criminals are also finding their ways from Pakistan to overseas. A person namely Zameer with Stay-Arrival from Pakistan to UK as on a Student-Visa or Family-Visitor-Visa from England to Ireland to Norway, Zameer married a Pakistani Origin Second Generation Young Lady on whose behalf Zameer got some Legal Stay Footing rights in the EU(European Union)countries. Zameer brought his settlement to Belgium and moved mostly on his Business-Promotion Tours to Holland and Spain with a Poland Lady whose name he later used in a LIMITED Company to transfer his frauds deals. Zameer established an Indian IT scam Telecommunication Business via a company called LLINK venture of selling Telephone-Calling-Minutes to Holland PCO{Public Calls Office}. Zameer got years long assisted by another person Tariq in Rotterdam who was from Lahore and was living ILLEGAL in Rotterdam and later got deported through Dutch Police. Zameer best Friend Amjad started his own Bel-Minutes-Scam in Holland and cheated many Pakistanis and when they asked for their investments returns Amjad blackmailed them and even arranged the kidnap of a Surinam Person namely Nick-Named “Jemi” whose Real-Name was Das who used to be Amjad Partner. Amjad had a Surinaam Girl-Friend whose surname was Khaterie and this women helped a few recommended Paper-Marriages for legalization in different EU countries of which Amjad took big amounts while Amjad was married in Pakistan. Amjad has cheated many people in Belgium and in Holland and now is hiding in Pakistan is supervising his family Taxi-Business in Islamabad and in origin comes from Ayima Bari and from drugs Money his family are building Shopping Plaza in Jhelum. Amjad is from Ayima Bari in Ayima Bari his name is Asif but at Jehlum got registered as Amjad Mahmoud Chaudhry Master-Mind in International Frauds. Amjad got legalized in Rotterdam through his cousin brother Khurshid Mahmoud Chaudhry being declared as son of Khurshid Mahmoud Chaudhry while Khurshid is married to the Real-Sister of Amjad thus Amjad got declared as son to his own sister to attain Dutch Stay-Permit. The Dutch Police nor Dutch Embassy at Islamabad or Pakistani Embassy at The Hague are taking no notice of it. This Amjad need be registered at FIA and CID beside the news that his cousin Qaiser Mahmoud Chaudhry got in 2010 caught in France along with Zeeshan with 24 kilos of Cocaine and now this case is transferred to Holland since Qaiser is holding Dutch Passport also falsely declared as son to his own cousins for the legalization. Pakistani Embassy at The Hague and at Brussels in Belgium never bother to trace or track any Pakistani Criminals rather they assist them with Pakistani Identity Claims because the local Staff at Pakistani Embassies themselves are legalized on False Names or False Political Asylum which was granted to them in Holland or Belgium where they had talked BAD about Islam and Pakistan and yet they get their jobs at Pakistani Embassies. The Pakistani Diplomatic Core whom come from Pakistan are also indulged under the guidance of Locally Hired Pakistani Staff Members at Pakistani Embassies that is how crime is being assisted with or without knowledge of the Pakistani officials. Instead of that Pakistani Embassies must expose crimes and frauds the Embassy Diplomats are blinded with the charmed stories of earlier arrived Pakistanis in Europe in the hope of getting some guidance for their own Stay Prolongation advised by such Pakistanis whom have acquired their Stay in Europe that is why many Diplomatic Service Pakistanis never return from Holland or Germany or Belgium back to Pakistan. This Amjad is now in Pakistan again cheating people with False Promises of guiding their Entry to EU countries. Another Zameer friend namely Tariq is back in Lahore expertise on IT and computer assistances who too has been the cause of breaking someone’s else Marriage in Rotterdam to alter into his own Stay-Permit situation and such people talk about Islam but they harm the name of Islam. Amjad has partnership with Israelian born Arabs of Christian and Muslim religions beside Jews from France connected to Israel while Amjad Family Members at Lower Ranks are working for Pakistan Military Logistics in Pakistan. Amjad in Rotterdam is connected to Arab drugs Suppliers whom also deal in weapons between Belgium and Holland and rest of EU. Amjad like people from Pakistan whom drink Alcohol have no Islamic Principles or Islamic Morals can always work for MOSSAD or RAW or KGB or CIA without any attachments for Islam and if required they would also work to destroy Pakistan. Amjad claim to be protected by ISI and Pakistani police while Pakistani Police or Pakistan ISI does not know that such a person as Amjad can be the biggest enemy of Pakistan with Amjad frauds on Pakistani Identities his connection could also help any criminals or terrorists at International Levels to Transfer from Pakistan to abroad or from overseas to Pakistan. Amjad best friends are Afghani Sikhs settled in Holland and Belgium whom could speak Urdu/Punjabi/Hindi/Gurdhmukhi/Russian/Farsi/Pashtoon/Dutch and through Amjad these people also could attain Pakistani Identity Cards so that they may later could grab POC(Pakistan Origin Card) by which to Enter into Pakistan or to Depart out of Pakistan no Visa-Fees is required nor any STAMP into the Foreign-Passports without any Entry-Stamp or Exit-Stamp such people could come and go to Pakistan. Amjad like people call Singhs their Punjabi Brothers. Pakistani Embassy at The Hague makes advertisement of Clearing and Forwarding Company of a Singh at Pakistani Embassy Notice Board beside Singh Lawyers are being recommended by Pakistani Embassy of Holland. Pakistani Embassy Commercial Department Secretary Family like visiting Indian Diplomats in Private in Holland and Pakistani Lawyers in Holland take Singhs as their Professional Business Partners and they like to invest their money in India as so called Pakistani Patriots their black earned money. Pakistani Embassy like to be Mureed of Peers and due to being Peer-Bhai with ca few criminals or fraud cheaters when and if any good faith Pakistani Diplomats start covering Peer-Bhais and then Peer-Bhais are employed at the Embassies for these Peer-Bhais were also legalized on False Names in Holland and Belgium. MQM or PPP or Muslim League Party Groups all are joined under Niaz-Dealings beside Daily-Dharti Website in Holland is run by a Man from Lahore Abdul Waseem whose Brother-in-Law in Rotterdam has got a Consultancy Office as Book-Keeper but claim to be Accountant has helped and assisted many false Property Purchase on False High Income Salary Documents to gain Bigger-Loans for the Pakistani Clients on Mortgage Schemes assisted by Banks in this way a fraud man helps another cheater. Why in Pakistan not a Single Mulvi or Dr.Tahir-ur-Qadri does not tell that alcohol is Haram in accordance to Holy Quran in reference to Soerah Al-Mayeda Ayet 90 and Ayet 91 drinking alcohol is totally forbidden. This Left-Seat from Lahore left open by Dr.Tahir-ur-Qadri for Zardari got elected on this Seat-Uncontested and being a Member of Parliament obtained immunity from any impunity of arrest only to be heard at the court through legal process which has so far not taken place against laid allegations and thus Zardari came as elected parliamentarian from UAE to Pakistan to lead an Islamic Republic of Pakistan which still has not got Sharia as State Laws of Pakistan thus many Bureaucratese use alcohol in the name of False use of Democracy which is bargained in Coalition under the Political Compromises.

  • mary khan

    yeah it’s absolutely true saying … we don’t respect our talents.why we do’t take benefit from these hackers as programmer,IT technologist,security analyst,sw creators, monitor atomic labs. instead of taking them out and punish them? i say hacking should not be a crime. we can use this talent in a positive way instead of loosing such owesum talent.