Must Read: List of Cyber Crimes and Their Punishments in Pakistan

Since we have obtained the passed copy of Pakistan’s Cyber Crime Law, we now have more information on what exactly are the cyber crimes in Pakistan and their corresponding punishments according to Pakistani laws.

We will run through the list one by one with some explanation about the crimes and possible punishments.

Not to mention, the examples or scenarios discussed along side the offenses are only for references and may not be taken into consideration for legal matters. These examples are shared after consultation with legal officials, however, they can be flawed.

Let’s go through the list now:

Spreading False Information about an Individual: up to 3 Years in Prison or up to Rs. 1 Million in Fine or both

Whoever intentionally and publicly displays any information through any information system, which he knows to be false and intimidates or harms the reputation or privacy of a natural person, shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years or with fine which may extend to one million rupees or with both:

Example

  • You know that an information is wrong and you still post or share it on Facebook about a person that damages his/her reputation

Not to mention, this section will not apply where offense is committed by a broadcast media licensed under the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority Ordinance, 2002 (XIII of 2002).

Making /  Spreading Explicit Images or Videos of an Individual: up to 5 Years in Prison or up to Rs. 5 Million in Fine or both

Whoever intentionally and publicly exhibits or displays or transmits any information which.

  • Superimposes a photograph of the face of a natural person over any sexually explicit image or video
  • Includes a photograph or a video of a natural person in sexually explicit conduct
  • Intimidates a natural person with any sexual act, or any sexually explicit image or video of a natural person
  • Cultivates, entices or induces a natural person to engage in a sexually explicit act,

through an information system to harm a natural person or his reputation or to take revenge, or to create hatred or to blackmail, shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to five years or with line which may extend to five million rupees or with both.

Examples

  • You photoshop an Image of a person in a manner that face is used along side a nude body
  • You make an sexually explicit video or images of someone in private
  • You broadcast / post such video or images on Facebook or through any other medium (such as Whatsapp)
  • You use any explicit video to blackmail someone

Making / Spreading Explicit Images or Videos of Minor: up to 7 Years in Prison or up to Rs. 5 Million in Fine or both

Whoever intentionally and publicly exhibits or displays or transmits any information which:

  • Superimposes a photograph of the face of a minor over any sexually explicit image or video
  • Includes a photograph or a video of a minor in sexually explicit conduct
  • Intimidates a minor with any sexual act, or any sexually explicit image or video
  • Cultivates, entices or induces a minor to engage in a sexually explicit act,

through an information system to harm a minor or his/her reputation or to take revenge or to create hatred or to blackmail, shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to seven years or with line which may extend to five million rupees or with both.

Examples

  • You photoshop an Image of kid in a manner that face is used along side an explicit body
  • You make an sexually explicit video or images of minor
  • You broadcast / post video or images of a minor on Facebook or through any other medium (such as Whatsapp)
  • You use any explicit video to blackmail a minor

Child pornography: up to 7 Years in Prison or up to Rs. 5 Million in Fine or both

Whoever intentionally produces, makes available, distributes or transmits through an information system or procures for himself or for another person or without lawful justification possesses material in an information system that visually depicts

  • A minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct;
  • A person appearing to be a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct;
  • or Realistic images representing a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct

shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to seven years, or with fine which may extend to five million rupees or with both.

Cyber stalking: Up to 3 Years in Jail or Up to Rs. 1 Million in Fine or both

If you try to get into a relation with someone online through internet website, email, SMS, phone or any communication tool despite there is disinterest from the other party then you can be jailed for three years or imposed a fine which may extend to one million rupees or with both.

Examples:

  • You repeatedly call someone, despite the other party asks you to not to
  • You send emails with no interest shown by the other party
  • You do something in a manner that other party is harassed out of your actions

If you call, chat with someone and other party has no issues with that then its all cool, nothing to worry about.

Hacking Email / phone for Stalking: Up to 3 Years in Jail or Up to Rs. 1 Million in Fine or both

If someone monitor a person through mail, text message or any other form of electronic communication then you can be jailed for up to three years and a fine of Rs. 1 Million or both

Example

  • You hack someone with intent to a relation that you are in or may make and then monitors the email, this could land you in jail for up to three years

Making Videos/Pics and Distributing without Consent: Up to 3 Years in Jail or Up to Rs. 1 Million in Fine or both

You take a photograph or make a video of any person and displays or distributes it without his/her consent in a manner that harms a person then you can go behind bars for up to three years and may have to bear a fine of up to Rs. 1 million or both

Example

  • You take picture or video of someone and then posts in online to damage the other party

Note: If you take pictures, videos and they are harmless or distribute it with the consent of other party then its all good.

Cyber Stalking with a Minor: Up to 5 Years in Jail and up to Rs. 10 Million in Fine

If victim of the cyber stalking is a minor the punishment may extend to five years or with hue which may extend to ten million rupees or with both.

Cyber stalking offences include:

  • Making contact in a manner that minor is harassed
  • Taking photographs, making videos and distributing them without consent
  • Blackmailing
  • Spying on minors

Hate speech: Up to 7 Years in Prison or fine or both

Whoever prepares or distributes information, through any information system or device that triggers inter-faith, sectarian or racial hatred, shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to seven years or with fine or with both.

Examples:

  • You post messages on Facebook that can trigger inter-faith or sectarian avoidance
  • You write a blog that triggers ethnic hatred

Spamming: Three Months of Prison or Fine up to Rs. 5 Million or Both

Anyone (an individual or an organization) can be fined with up to Rs. 50,000 for the first and three months of jail if they:

  • Send spam emails/SMS without permission of receiver
  • Send emails without unsubscribe options
  • Send emails with
    • harmful fraudulent emails
    • misleading email
    • illegal email

Note: Every subsequent offenses (after first time) may increase the fine with multiples of Rs. 50,000 up to Rs. 5 million

Spoofing: Up to 3 Years in Jail or Fine up to Rs. 500,00 or both 

Whoever with dishonest intention establishes a website or sends any information with a counterfeit source intended to be believed by the recipient or visitor of the website to he an authentic source commits spoofing.

You can Google around to know more about Spoofing.

Malicious Code: Up to 2 Years in Jail or up to Rs. 1 Million in Fine or Both

Whoever writes, offers, makes available, distributes or transmits malicious code with intent to cause harm to any information system or data resulting in the corruption, destruction, alteration  suppression, theft or loss of the information system or data shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years or with fine which may extend to one million rupees or with both.

Examples:

  • You write a virus
  • You write a code that can be used to destruct a hard drive
  • You develop a mobile app to spy someone
  • Yo develop an app to spread virus
  • You DDoS attack someone

Unauthorized Access to Information System or Data: up to 3 Months Prison or up to Rs. 50,000 Fine or both

Law says that if you access any information system or data with dishonest intents then you can go to jail for up to three months or be liable to pay a fine up to Rs. 50,000 or both.

It is wondered how the term “dishonest” is going to be defined by the litigators. Even worse, how are they going to establish if any attempt was dishonest or not.

Examples:

  • Access to Information System means: Gaining access, control or ability to use any part or whole of an system that could be a laptop, mobile phone, tablet, or any other kind of computer system
  • Access to Data: Gaining access, control or ability to use any data or traffic data, i.e. an email, SMS, fax, print out, or any kind of computer data.

Note: These punishments will be applicable if access to information is gained through infringing any security or otherwise.

Unauthorized copying or transmission of Data: up to 6 Months Prison or up to Rs. 100,000 Fine or both

Whoever with dishonest intention and without authorization copies or otherwise transmits or causes to be transmitted any data shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to six months, or with fine which may extend to one hundred thousand rupees or with both.

Examples:

  • If you copies data of someone else’s flash drive
  • If you gain access to someone’s phone and copy a mobile number
  • If you forward someone’s SMS to unintended people
  • You hack a website and copy its data
  • If you know a loophole in a website and copy data, say email addresses

So anything which is not yours, you somehow gain access — through security infringement or otherwise — and you are proven to have copied data or transmitted it, then this section will get activated.

Interference with information system or data: up to 2 Years Prison or up to Rs. 500,000 Fine or both

Whoever with dishonest intention interferes with or damages any part or whole of an information system or data shall be punished with imprisonment which may extend to two years or with fine which may extend to five hundred thousand rupees or with both.

Examples:

  • You hack a website and delete the content of the server
  • You gain access to someone’s mobile and delete its number
  • You gain access to someone’s Facebook account and delete it, partly or wholly
  • You gain access to someone’s Facebook account and post an update from his/her account
  • You gain access to someone’s email and send an email from his account
  • You send an SMS from someone’s mobile phone

So anything which is not yours, and you change its data, or access it to take an action which may alter the content of that system or trigger a communication can land you in jail for two years or Rs. 500,000 fine or both.

Unauthorized access to critical infrastructure information system or data: up to 3 Years Prison or up to Rs. 1 Million Fine or both

Whoever with dishonest intention gains unauthorized access to any critical infrastructure information system or data shall be punished with imprisonment which may extend to three years or with fine which may extend to one million rupees or with both.

Definitions:

  • Critical Infrastructure: Critical elements of infrastructure such as assets, facilities, systems, networks, altering which can cause:
    • Major detrimental impact on the availability, integrity or delivery of essential services — including those services, whose integrity, if compromised, could result in significant loss of life or casualties — taking into account significant economic or social impacts
    • significant impact on national security, national defense, or the functioning of the slate.
    • Or any infrastructure that is designated by Government of Pakistan as critical

Examples:

  • You hack NADRA’s database and get an authorized access
  • You hack and intercept a fiber optic cable
  • You hack government of Pakistan’s website that’s maybe offering healthcare services
  • You hack and get access to Pakistan Stock Exchange
  • You hack in to Pakistan Army’s servers

So anything which can cause detrimental damage, financially, socially, economically will be treated under this section

Unauthorized copying or transmission of critical infrastructure data: up to 5 Years Prison or up to Rs. 5 Million Fine or both

Whoever with dishonest intention and without authorization copies or otherwise transmits or causes to be transmitted any critical infrastructure data shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to five years, or with fine which may extend to five million rupees or with both.

Definitions:

  • Critical Infrastructure: Critical elements of infrastructure such as assets, facilities, systems, networks, altering which can cause:
    • Major detrimental impact on the availability, integrity or delivery of essential services — including those services, whose integrity, if compromised, could result in significant loss of life or casualties — taking into account significant economic or social impacts
    • significant impact on national security, national defense, or the functioning of the slate.
    • Or any infrastructure that is designated by Government of Pakistan as critical

Examples:

  • You hack NADRA’s database and steal the data,
  • You hack and intercept a fiber optic cable and start listening to data
  • You hack government of Pakistan’s website that’s maybe offering healthcare services and copy the data
  • You hack and get access to Pakistan Stock Exchange and copy all the records
  • You hack in to Pakistan Army’s servers and copy the data and forward it your friend

Interference with critical infrastructure information system or data: up to 7 Years Prison or up to Rs. 10 Million Fine or both

Whoever with dishonest intention interferes with or damages any part or whole of a critical information system, or data shall be punished with imprisonment which may extend to seven years or with fine which may extend to ten million rupees or with both.

Definitions:

  • Critical Infrastructure: Critical elements of infrastructure such as assets, facilities, systems, networks, altering which can cause:
    • Major detrimental impact on the availability, integrity or delivery of essential services — including those services, whose integrity, if compromised, could result in significant loss of life or casualties — taking into account significant economic or social impacts
    • significant impact on national security, national defense, or the functioning of the slate.
    • Or any infrastructure that is designated by Government of Pakistan as critical

Examples:

  • You hack NADRA’s database and delete everything
  • You hack and intercept a fiber optic cable and start transmitting it to someone
  • You hack government of Pakistan’s website that’s maybe offering healthcare services and copy the data and start selling it
  • You hack and get access to Pakistan Stock Exchange and copy all the records and then delete them from server
  • You hack in to Pakistan Army’s servers and copy the data and then delete it from the server

Glorification of an offence: up to 7 Years Prison or up to Rs. 10 Million Fine or both

Whoever prepares or spreads information through any information system or device with the intent to glorify an offence relating to terrorism, or any person convicted of a crime relating to terrorism, or activities of prescribed organizations or individuals or groups shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to seven years or with fine which may extend to ten million rupees or with both.

Examples:

  • You post on Facebook about Talibaan and say that they are good people
  • You SMS someone and say that Al-Qaida people will go to heaven
  • You come on TV and start praising banned outfit
  • You own a website that preaches about suicide bombing
  • You run a YouTube channel and there you say good things about anyone who has been convicted of terrorism

Cyber terrorism: Up to 14 Years in Prison or up to Rs. 50 Million fine or both

Whoever accesses, copies or destroys any critical information system with an intent to create a sense of fear, panic or insecurity in the Government or the public or a section of the public or community or sect or create a sense of fear or insecurity in society can be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to 14 years or that fine which may be extended to 50 million rupees or with both.

Examples:

  • You gain access to back-end system of a TV channel and start broadcasting a message that may create panic
  • You gain access to back-end of a mobile company and start broadcasting a message that may trigger fear

Online Recruitment, Funding of Terrorism: Up to 7 Years in Prison or fine or both

Whoever prepares or distributes information, through any information system or device that invites or motivates to fund, or recruits people for terrorism or plans for terrorism shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to seven years or with fine or with both.

Examples:

  • You run a Facebook group and encourage people to fund TTP
  • You run a Whatsapp group and plan a terror attack

Electronic forgery: Up to 3 Years in Prison or up to Rs. 250,000 fine or both

Whoever interferes with or uses any information system, device or data, with the intent to cause damage or injury to the public or to any person, or to make any illegal claim or title or to cause any person to part with property or to enter into any express or implied contract, or with intent to commit fraud by any input, alteration, deletion, or suppression of data, resulting in unauthentic data with the intent that it be considered or acted upon for legal purposes as if’ it were authentic, regardless of the fact that the data is directly readable and intelligible or not shall he punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to three years or with line which may extend to two hundred and fifty thousand rupees or with both.

Examples:

  • Change a contract/ agreement / invoice with intent to gain legal benefit

Electronic forgery of Critical Infrastructure: Up to 7 Years in Prison or up to Rs. 5 Million fine or both

If any of electronic forgery is done in relation to critical infrastructure information system or data shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to seven years or with fine which may extend to five million rupees or with both.

Examples:

  • You electronically change a contract that may result into detrimental loss to a company in magnitude

Electronic fraud: Up to 2 Years in Prison or up to Rs. 10 Million fine or both

Whoever with the intent for wrongful gain interferes with or uses any information system, device or data or induces any person to enter into a relationship or deceives any person, which act or omission is likely to cause damage or harm to that person or any other person shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years or with fine which may extend to ten million rupees or with both.

Examples

  • You get into a relationship with someone with intents to cause financial damage

Making, obtaining, or supplying device for use in offence: Up to six months in Prison or up to Rs. 50,000 fine or both

Whoever produces, makes, generates, adapts, exports, supplies, offers to supply or imports for use any information system, data or device, with the intent to he used or believing that it is primarily to he used to commit or to assist in the commission of an offence under this Act will be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to six months or with fine which may extend to fifty thousand rupees or with both.

Examples

  • You make a software to hack a website
  • You manufacture a special purpose phone to communicate for planning an attack
  • You write code to steal data
  • You develop a phishing page

Unauthorized use of identity information: Up to 3 Years in Prison or up to Rs. 5 Million fine or both

Whoever obtains, sells, possesses, transmits or uses another person’s identity information without authorization shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years or with fine which may extend to five million rupees, or with both.

Examples:

  • You use someone’s email address to pose as someone you aren’t
  • You call someone and claim you are a person which you are not

Unauthorized issuance of SIM cards etc: Up to 3 Years in Prison or Up to Rs. 500,000 in fine or both

Whoever sells or otherwise provide SIM card without obtaining and verification of the subscriber’s details in a manner that’s not allowed by PTA, will be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years with or with fine which may extend to five hundred thousand rupees or with both

Examples:

  • You sell SIM cards without verifying data
  • You provide a SIM card to someone else for usage, even temporarily

Tampering of communication equipment: Up to 3 Years in Prison or Up to Rs. 1 Million in fine or both

Whoever unlawfully or without authorization changes, alters, tampers with or re-programs any communication equipment including a cellular or wireless handset and starts using or marketing such device for transmitting and receiving information shall be shall be punished with imprisonment which may extend to three years or with fine which may extend to one million rupees or with both.

Example

  • You install a spy mobile app that can record calls and SMS and is able to send this data in email to you or someone else

Unauthorized interception: Up to 2 Years in Prison or Up to Rs. 500,000 in fine or both

Whoever with dishonest intention commits unauthorized interception by technical means of

  • any transmission that is not intended to be and is not open to the public, from or within an information system
  • electromagnetic emissions from an information system that are carrying data

Shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which ma extend to two years or with fine which may extend to five hundred thousand rupees or with both

Tech reporter with over 10 years of experience, founder of ProPakistani.PK


  • Imam Bux Mallah

    Punishment for betraying nation: 30 sec standing in court!

    • Guest

      I really appreciate this step taken by government I know some people still cry against this law without having solid reason and they are actually ‘bad’ people

      • Taha Najam

        Lol, without a solid reason? This law is a joke. There are a hundred million ways it can, and will be misused. The government has taken a step alright, but it’s backwards not forward.

        • iBzOtaku

          Look I get where you’re coming from but *any* law can be misused, not just this one. You should be protesting a flawed justice system, not simple laws like this. If we don’t have any sort of laws, the good guys will be screwed over by the bad guys. If we do have laws, we can at least stop the bad guys.

          That said, I do agree that this law, like any other, will be misused and the good guys will be screwed nonetheless.

      • Rana Rizwan

        Government will use this law just for blackmailing the opponents… No other use !

    • Abdul Wahab Butt

      Accused was a politician and our politicians make laws to save their A**** not for the safety of public.

    • Sheldon Cooper

      You sir took my words.

  • Alcadeias

    Is there any punishment for using pirated software ?

    • aamir7

      That’s covered in copyrights law.

      • Aamir

        Our 90% people are using pirated software how the government will come to know about them? How its punishment will be done? Should the people worry who are using? Ya Kheer Khye Hum – tension not?

        • Hasan

          Mass cannot afford those softwares. Why do you talk like you’re living a prince life. Many developers in here are using those so called pirated doftwares to make that hard earned money that otherwise would be immpossible for them to even gain access to. You should not put such topic into eyes of society . Who knows if they make a law against us I g those pirated software’s tommorow. I’m damn sure. Either if not million then at least hundred thousand of our good fellows are going to suffer a big lash on there back or worse.

          • GrunT

            So you’ll support software theft because it benefits a lot of people ? It’s stealing,it’s wrong.Where are your morals now ? I admit I pirated softwares as a kid, its a social norm here but imagine how much money those companies are losing and imagine how many jobs the people working there are losing because their companies are not getting the profit they deserved because of us people.
            I mean if you’re going to legitimize software piracy, might as well legitimize theft in general.

            • Signals FX

              barha aya morals sikhane wala. bc aisi baten kar raha hai jaise europe mai reh raha hai. sala faqeer. yahan logo ki monthly income 8 hazar hai tau 5 hazar ke kia sirf software khareeday ga, tum log fairy tales ki dunia mai reh rahe ho bachhay

          • Hira Shafiq

            agreed

          • Mr U Asar

            Essentially EARNING from a pirated software (which you actually haven’t paid for) is not considered a halal income, or is it?

            Secondly, Software companies (Microsoft, Adobe) are well aware of the situation where many of the software used are pirated specially at home user level, as I was once talking to Channel distribution partner of Microsoft @ PCWorld(UK) and then came up the topic of pirated software being used at home/individual level and he said if we started hammering down individual users who mostly use applications to learn and get ready for job market, they will turn to open source alternatives like Linux as operating system, GIMP for image manipulation, LibreOffice and Open office instead of Microsoft office, and when these users hit the corporate world, they are ready to us applications, and it’s corporate world where money actually comes in, on the other hand, these people if get trained on open source/free applications, then who is going to use our paid products? So we aren’t really bothered about them, but only corporate sector where they use our applications and make money out of it, they deserve to pay for licenses.

          • Palaupakistani

            Pirated software is theft…and in islam ur hands shud be cut off..want tht?

            • Khawer Naseer

              On this same note, using a pirated software eve if its for entertainment purpose cannot be considered halal and does not give you the consent to use it freely.

              As the maker of the software invested their time and resources and they are asking for a price if you want to use their product so you should pay the price they are asking for or if you do not agree with that price then do not use the product.

              I can example it like instead of purchasing bread you simply go to the shop and carry it away, without paying for it, and that does not happen and nobody likes or appreciates if they find someone doing so.

              Any thing which is not owned by you, if used or consumed without consent of the owner or by paying its price is not considered halal not only in our religion but also forbidden in all religions and society norms.

              So, if you have been using it illegally so far, please at least promise to yourself that you will try to buy it legally, and if you do not have enough resources to spare for it right away then save for it and try to make it legal for your own self and for your own sake.

              I am not saying that I have been using all software after purchasing all my life, but Alhamdolillah now when I have realised this, I try to avoid using any software which is not owned by me or if I get to know that was not purchased legally.

              And please guys, I am no molvi or extremist, just a regular guy among all you :)

          • Ghaffar

            Mr.Hasan, your justification is
            ridiculous !
            You are justifying use of pirated softwares because masses can’t afford. Hahaha !
            Even masses can’t afford cars so, do the masses be allowed to snatch cars in streets then ,huh !

            And no matter how hard you earn if its coming from harm source it will be remain harm.

            please try to be rational at least moral wise. Thank you.

      • ayhmdnowaz

        Dear Aamir, to benefit masses please post this article in Urdu language as well.

  • waqas

    Very much inspired by Turkish online dictatorship.

    • adeel

      Chinese!!!

  • The Illusionist

    So basically we should shut down our internet and go back to early 90s/pre-internet era ?

    • Rocky

      Yeah! Seems like that.

  • Wasim

    Punishment for looting nation:

    5-yrs in Presidential office or 5-yrs in PM office.

  • ayhmdnowaz

    Dear Amir, to benefit masses please post this article in Urdu language as well.

  • Afzaal Afridi

    So basically this happens if someone reports right ?

    • Taha Najam

      This happens when the those in power wish it happens. It’s basically to cover their own backs. For the average man, this law is useless.

  • IrfanAmir

    pehly corruption tau khatam kro beghairto.. uss k bghair saary laws awaam k khilaaf hain.. lekin kon khatam kry corruption? corrupt log?

    • Khawer Naseer

      My apologies in advance and I mean no offence.

      But instead of just saying this here why don’t we start with our own self :)

      And I do not mean to point it to anyone, just an expression from my side.

  • Yasir Hussain

    No more social media for me I guess.

  • Sohail Ahmad

    I think you wrote Million by mistake in the last heading “Unauthorized interception: Up to 2 Years in Prison or Up to Rs. 500,000 Million in fine or both”

  • Naru-hudo

    Such informative post……….. much appreciation.

    • Taha Najam

      Sono tori desu!

  • Umar Farooq

    no punishment for spam messages ??

    • Farhan

      Did you read it? Spamming: Three Months of Prison or Fine up to Rs. 5 Million or Both

      • Umar Farooq

        thank God :)

      • nick

        Can I report ZONG for spamming me with adverts

        • Taha Najam

          My first thought as well.

        • Haider

          Count me :)

        • Rocky

          I am with you Bro

  • lols

    hacking karne ki punishment to hai … but hacker ko pakarne/track ki capability hai b ya nahe ???

    • Taha Najam

      Nope. These laws me made by people who don’t even know how to turn on a PC.

    • Rocky

      Yar jin logon ne ye law banaya hai, unhain window b install karni nahi aati ho gi. Unkey pas acha khasa paisa ho ga or unhain is idary me Job mil jaye gi.

  • Hanan Ur Rehman

    the thing is
    this should be used for everyone
    even if Nawaz Shrif posts something on the internet than it should be used against him
    Zardari obviously has immunity

  • Atif

    Waseem akhtar nominated even he is in tough custody.
    LOL to Pakistan laws.
    MQM and PPP looting with both hands including ANP and JI.
    And here common man is going to jail. LOL…

  • Hmza

    VPN zindabaad

  • Hmza

    We can still use VPN service to encrypt all of internet traffic, ISP and agencies won’t be able to catch what vpn user is doing on internet. just ike vpn users bypass internet censorship thru VPNs and live internet freedom

    • Muhammad Awais S

      soon there will be ban on using vpn :D
      as there is in any country i don’t remamber right now but there is ban on vpn in country

    • Wasif

      vpn’s are somewhat tracked and are also not highly encrypted the only thing that gives the authorities a big challenge is TOR networking!

  • don’t comment , write, post , reply , or breath…

  • Umair

    But it’s okay to conduct mass surveillance in the name of law: oh, the irony. The exploitation of PECB by the authorities is the matter we should be concerned about.

  • online product. sales ki customer have issues any law ?

    • Rocky

      Wo to already Pakistan me hai, magar koi implement nahi karta

  • Gem

    Seems like whole Pakistan is either going to fined being jailed ?????

  • Palaupakistani

    Like this law… Especially the law against hate speech..many mullahs will lose their hate spreading jobs

    • Taha Najam

      That would only happen though if the law is enforced.

    • Roar Khan

      Mr. Atheist you must be put behind the bar. as you are spreading false information against civilized ulma…

      • Palaupakistani

        Lol…u called me an athiest without knowing me…i will get u arrested for slander..

  • Tahir Khan Afridi

    Ye sara drama sirf PTI k supporters ko rokne ki nakam koshish hai. Q k aik PTI hi he jis ke karkun social media per active he. Ganja League :) hehehe

  • Any law for stealing nation’s money..?

  • Taseer

    Please teach our Police basic Laws first these things are far away from even reach of our illiterate police.

    • Adnan

      Hahaha very right

  • anumalik

    Thanks to Almighty Allah that in Pakistan ALL THE PROBLEMS of nation eradicated.
    One more section of this law admin forgot to mention which 89% of pakistani facing NO MAKAN NO JOB NO ROTI .
    IF ANY ONE ASK ABOUT (ROTI KAPRA MAKAN) WITH BAD INTENTION or TO HARM THE GOVERNMENT POPULARITY HE SHALL BE HANGED TILL DEATH.

  • Zuhaib Sifat

    now is there any one who can find the natural person committing crime with unknown accounts.

  • Abdullah

    Wait until this law get used to silence anyone who oppose the government in the name of hate speech etc.

  • ھارون اسلم بھٹی

    for govt

  • Tayyeb Sheikh

    @Aamir7: Sir Thank you to this Article. Please reply, How to Report if Anyone is Spreading False Information, without Any proof. ?

  • Izhar Ali

    hai koi jawab laga bit

  • Alber

    How can we report, if something of these things happens to us?

  • Sheldon Cooper

    And how will they monitor? With the help of so called IT Professionals hired on the basis of “parchi system”. They can’t even differentiate between AGP, PCI E and PCI. Bare ae danda utha ky, let us give them danda first.

  • Danish

    we receive so many spam sms on daily basis. How to report them?

  • munib

    Who will anyone apply this on Pak social media whose 50% content is just assumptions, fabrications, exaggerations and self cooked half baked stories in the name of “political analysis” ?

  • munib

    This is sheer joke and stupidity to next level

    [Examples:
    You post on Facebook about Talibaan and say that they are good people
    You SMS someone and say that Al-Qaida people will go to heaven
    ]

    Does this all aplly to AFG Taliban, Hafiz Saeed and Haqqani network etc. who are terrorist but are the blue eyed boys of Pak Establishment and agencies ?

    Whom Pak STATE is trying to fool here ?

    Pak media freely invites political analysts who praise AFG Taliban and Hafiz saeed typoz. In fact hafiz saeed is invited as guests by Pak media.

  • RT

    like a Pandora box opened and releasing toxic air everywhere.

  • adnan

    @aamir7 Telenor 4G start ho gaya hai iss pe bhi koi article likhe speetest etc Screenshots dein

  • asad ullah

    Its good to have such a low i appreciate that thing, But the missing is they just don’t make it that much clear.. Every thing should be pre-defined and clerified so that no one can miss use it..probably we will also have it in future as well

  • kashif

    where i can get a pdf copy

  • Daniyal Rawala

    @Propakistani AoA! Copying Entertainment based Data/Video from TV Channel & Publish It on YouTube is a Crime under Cyber Law? Please Anyone Knows, Reply!

  • Waqas Ch

    hi
    can some one tell me or help me in my case.
    i bought a car online from japan as import car now after doing payment i came to know its fraud and it is in cyber crime. what can i do in this regard i payed 3 lac and now the given website is also fake can i get information about that website maker and the through numbers can i chase them up ?

  • Zahid Riaz

    what about spam messages of BISP? Does anybody care for these or not?????

  • Zee Khan

    hello,
    i have a movies website Indian and hollywood movies is this dangerous for me i mean it’s crime or not please reply thanks

    • Јциѧїԁ Ѧиѕѧя

      zee world4ufree :D bhai kuch nai hota chill kro mri bh site hy :P but itni famous nai hy jitni tmhri :(

  • Saqlain Syed

    agr koi hamen track kr rha ho? then us k kia punishment hy? koi mjhy track kre k me kahan jata hn kis se milta hun us bndy k kia saza hai?

  • Numan

    Sir my phone is hacked. My all data is delete and send message to my contact [HEY!!! Hamza Yaqoob mtn has hacked you.Obey or be hacked.] What is this??? And what can i should do???

  • Ibrãr Ül Hãq

    Anyone here ..please tell me if there is any law by which i can raise my voice in court against a online company for looting..like deal was for 2 items for 1500(750 each) and they sent me just 1 item and took 1500 Rs.

  • Mohammad Baig

    Good information you have for the public.

  • Mohammad Baig

    But unfortunately the police mishandles the information and dump the contents in the waste bin,say you have not been kidnapped,harassed,bullied,your reputation has not been humiliated,you have not been dishonored,disgraced.
    In a recent bid of the same case the police easily disowned all the facts proved in writings and gave it a new name,rivalry between the two on some financial matters and unable to register the case against the criminals.
    Thus anything or the facts can be changed by the police if you fail to deal with and if you deal with you can book the Rani Bibi for 18 years despite she was unable to deal with the police because she was very poor and had no money for the police so she had to go to the jail for 18 years.
    The most unlucky is that Rani Bibi has not been heard by the higher judiciary despite having confessed that the case was not properly handled or seen by the concerned court that booked the Rani Bibi for 18 years.She deserved for her compensation as the Pakistani citizen and faced for 18 years jail just on fake charges maneuvered by the police.We thus request the civil society to raise their voice for the Rani Bibi as she is the most poor and has been denied her lawful compensation by the government.

  • Sean

    Punishment for breaking into an ATM Machine

  • Muzaffar Munir

    punishment for offer someone paid work/job/task virtually and then after getting their job doesn’t pay anything?