Cyber Crime Rises Rapidly in Pakistan

The cyber crimes of various types in Pakistan have increased in numbers by five times over the past four years, reported CRI, citing cyber crime investigation officials.

Quoting a Cyber Crime Unit (CCU) offical, newswire reported that 62 cases were reported to the unit in 2007, 287 cases in 2008 and the ratio dropped in 2009 but in 2010 more than 312 cases were registered in different categories of cyber crimes.

According the officials, these registered cases are even less than 10 percent of actual crimes, while other crimes go un-reported, due to lack of awareness and the law.

There are a number of cyber crimes in Pakistan mainly including cyber pornography, sale of illegal articles, online gambling, intellectual property crimes, email spoofing, cyber stalking, forgery, unauthorized access to computer systems/networks, theft of information contained in electronic form, virus attacks, Trojan attacks, Internet time theft, password cracking and financial cyber crimes (hacking of ATM card numbers and bank accounts).

Via CriEnglish


  • Yes, its true than less than 10 percent crimes are reported because of no prompt action by authorities like wise any other crimes in pakistan.

  • Nauman Afzal

    There is a dire need to amend the Pakistan Prevention of Electronic Crimes Ordinance 2007, in a big way. It lacks in many areas specially with reference to Pornography, child pornography, cyber stalking etc. It mostly deals with financial and terrorism issues.

  • Shahid Saleem

    It is a hard problem. On one hand we don’t have cyber law and we can not fight these crimes effectively. On other hand everyone knows that if a law is passed it will not be fair and already the government does not spend enough time and money training efective investigaters who are familiar with cyber issues.

    I think if a law passes, many of the offenses will be non-bailable.

  • If our peoples have talent then we have to utilize this in a good manners
    They are wasting thier time and also our reputaion of pakistan worldwide

  • Abdul Shaffaque

    When skilled peoples are not being utilized for development of infrastructure than they will will turn for such crime mostly they do cyber crime just for nothing only to kill their ill wishes generates during spare time

  • agha

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