Pakistan a Safe Heaven for Cyber Criminals

Citizen Police Liaison Committee (CPLC) Chief, through a letter (at last) apprised the Federal Law, Justice & Parliamentary Affairs Minister that in the absence of Prevention of Electronic Crime Ordinance (PECO) Law 2007 (lapsed in 2010), Pakistan had become a safe heaven for cyber criminals and con artists whereas the law enforcement agencies were unable to take legal action against them.

CPLC in its letter said that it receives countless complaints regarding fake calls deceiving citizens into receiving a phony prize, misleading text messages, threatening and harassing through mobile phone calls and messages and so on. However, CPCL said, FIA is unable to take any action against all such crimes due to the absence of PECO.

Letter referenced to an incident in which CPLC received once such complaint from a trader of Jodia Bazaar where the culprits had disappeared after he (trader) transferred Rs 10,000 to them via easy load. Culprits had promised a hefty lottery money to the trader.

After receiving several complains, Sindh CPLC Chief Ahmed Chinoy asked FIA to take up such cases for necessary action as per law. In response to Chinoy’s letter, FIA told him that due to the absence of PECO, they were unable to take any action against the offenders.

Letter that was addressed to the Federal Law, Justice & Parliamentary Affairs Minister to draw his attention towards the PECO Law 2007, which had been lapsed in 2010.

Urging the federal minister to revoke PECO, letter said that these criminals were intentionally harming the physical, mental and financial position of their victims by using modern telecommunication networks such as internet and mobile phones.

Via Daily Times


  • Shahid Saleem

    And when we do get the law, it’ll have CRAZY sections where you can be penalised and thrown in jail if you do something like take a picture of someone and put it on the internet.

    No matter if you took a picture of a busy street. did you asked permission from all the people in the picture? No? Then if someone complains, you go to jail. Probably nonbailable offence too.

  • Qasim Ali

    Well said shahid saleem, totally agree with you, there should be a definite law for such things, lets wait and see what change does Imran Khan brings in :)

  • now its evident that we should regulate the cyber cafe’s. great step shahbaz sharif. although m not gonna vote for u :D

  • Seems to be like great news, now lets see that who goes for and gets involved in to affair of cyber crimes ever again in life….

  • Jonny

    May be Internet Drown Attacks start now … I’m Just saying as we are save heaven for everything…

  • Haroon

    Respected FIA,
    Dear Team i beg to say that I am a Christians boy and i have one my
    Muslim Friend and i love her so much for her i can change my religion too i have told her…
    but her one cousin always keep bad eye on her and have told her many of times that made sex with
    me and she insult him saying do you have idea what you saying but her cousin said to her that made
    sex with me i will marry with you after….
    But she one day told him about me but her cousin got offended then days goes past day by day and on
    14th November 2011 she received a tex written ( i want to fuck you really You are so smart girl…but you
    know me you pass me a proof of University you see it you will be shocked) from 0321-4569874 and she
    fa-word me this Tex but she didn’t get what is this……
    But after few days that guy sending messages same like i wanna fuck you…..you are so sexy and than
    somehow he hanged her e-mail ID [email protected] in this e-mail ID there were her picture’s
    along with her family and some was in her University alone and that guy took these pictures from her ID
    and starting Blackmailing her that is she will not fulfilled his desire to make sex with her he will make her
    picture’s Blue print or dirty and one day he call her to come in a hotel to make sex with her but she ignored
    he said that i will teach a lesson to you as i have done with many girls than now he made very very dirty
    picture’s of her i can’t explain and how dirty picture’s he have made and sending her Mother and her phone
    by MMS and saying her with very abusive language that she have to come and make sex with him…
    either he will do much more with her and he calling her call girl in his every Tex he sending to her he is so bad
    so bad and now when we have checked the ownership of that number it is on my name………he is also using
    my identification on by new sims……….Please help us she is so ashamed and saying that i will kill myself…!!!
    Please sir Please help us.
    I really can’t explain that which kind of Pictures he making and sending on her number !!!
    waiting for your reply.
    special regards
    Haroon Arif
    this is my contact number 0322-4304597