Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has challenged the Cyber Crime Bill in Lahore High Court today.
PTI leader Zubair Khan Niazi was the one who filed an application against the Cyber Crime Bill in LHC. His reason for doing so was that the Federal Cabinet had not taken any approval for this act, which is required legally.
According to the details, the application filed by the PTI leader also points out that the Cyber Crime Bill is against article 19 (A) of the Constitution.
The move followed a similar move by PAT, the party led by cleric Dr. Tahir-ul-Qadri, some time ago.
The applicant, Zubair Khan Niazi requested the court to nullify the bill by declaring it unconstitutional.
Details of the Cyber Crime Bill 2016
The bill states that strict action will be taken against those who will capture or share indecent pictures of children. The punishment for that would be seven year imprisonment and a heavy fine of 5 million PKR (50 lac).
Anyone who shares pictures of anyone without permission or shares indecent messages would have to cut time of an entire year in jail along with a fine of 1 million PKR (10 lac).
As for those who use fake SIM cards will be imprisoned for 3 years and will have to pay a fine of 500,000 PKR, while tempering of stolen Mobile Phones is also punishable by a fine of 10 million PKR and three years in jail.
Moreover, no action will be taken against criminals without the court’s permission while suggestions to establish special cyber-crime courts has also been given in the meeting.
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