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Pakistan Cyber Crime Bill 2016: Reaction over Twitter about Punishments and Explanations

The National Assembly on this day of August 11, 2016, has completed the procedure of passing out Pakistan Cyber Crime Bill 2016. The Bill passed by both houses of Parliament, Senate, and National Assembly. Step by step and will now call as Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act, 2016.

Before going through Act, it is important to describe its three main clauses that are:

  • It extends to the whole of Pakistan
  • It shall apply to every citizen of Pakistan wherever he may be and also to every other person for the time being in Pakistan
  • It shall also apply to an act committed outside Pakistan by any person if the act constitutes an offence under this Act and affects a person, property, information system or data located in Pakistan.

 

Explanation by Government:

Whereas it is expedient to prevent unauthorized acts with respect to information systems and provide for related offences as well as mechanisms for their investigation, prosecution, trial and international cooperation with respect thereof and for matters connected therewith or ancillary thereto.

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