National Assembly to Finally Pass the Cyber Crime Bill Today!

The government, after thorough deliberations on the amended “Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill, 2016”, has decided to table it in the National Assembly on Monday (today).

Anusha Rehman Khan, Minister of State for Information Technology and Telecommunication will move the Bill to make provisions for prevention of electronic crimes [The Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill, 2016], as passed by the Senate with amendments be taken into consideration at once under clause (2) of Article 70 of the Constitution.

After the passage from the National Assembly, President Mamnoon Hussain will sign the draft Bill, after which it would become a law.

The Bill will be passed from the Assembly today and is likely to become a law after the signature of President tomorrow.

With this, all speculations about the further delay and amendments would die its natural death, as the government has decided to pass the bill it in the current shape without bringing further amendments in the Opposition input.

There were speculations that government was not happy with the amended draft and may propose further amendments, after which a further delay was not out of question. However the government, which is in the majority in the Lower House, is not amending the Bill anymore.

Therefore there are no more hurdles in the way of “Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill, 2016″ and it may become a law later today or tomorrow at most.

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