The day has finally arrived. The Cyber Crime Bill, with some amendments, have finally being passed by the Senate.
Given its broad language and the range of punishments and crimes it seeks to address in this digital age, you can sure bet your Rs. 1000 note that Pakistani social media users have a lot to say about it.
We have compiled a list of hilarious social media reactions to the Cybercrime bill from Twitter:
Seems like someone isn’t a fan of Coldplay’s music:
Someone even forgot to consult with the technical people here:
— Mahnoor Mirza (@iMahnoorMirza) July 26, 2016
Ok, some people might actually sue you if they are in your selfie and look terrible as heck:
I like my Picture in this selfie with u can I post it on my FB ..
No I'm not looking good so crop it n post ur pic only. #CyberCrimeBill
— Tanzeela Mazhar (@TenzilaMazhar) July 27, 2016
Good use of our tax rupees right here dare we say:
Kudos to the Pakistani Government for Asset Management and Resource Utilization. Give them another 5 year term. #CyberCrimeBill
— Shahmeer Ahmed (@shahmeer__ahmed) July 27, 2016
Of course, someone had to make the offshore joke post-Panama Leaks for the Cyber Crime Bill:
#CyberCrimeBill is not applicable to offshore twitter accounts.
— arshad syed (@arshadsyed001) July 27, 2016
Cyber Crime Bill, the great unifer of Pakistani Twitter:
One of those rare moments in history when trolls find common cause with liberal civil society#CyberCrimeBill
— Fasi Zaka (@fasi_zaka) July 27, 2016
Of course, criticizing the government might land you in jail, so lets praise em:
This guy gets it:
All tweets must be approved by Maryam Nawaz with a Sherrrr stamp before they are posted. #CyberCrimeBill
— Svengali (@Ronin212) July 26, 2016
Okay we certainly hope that this isn’t a thing or else most of us will be in jail:
Incorrect use of there/their, lose/loose & then/than will have a penalty of 200 lashes & 5 years imprisonment. #CyberCrimeBill
— Ahmed (@azkhawaja1) July 26, 2016
Some famous tweeps are already preparing for the next phase: