December 18, 2018

Cabinet approves amendment bringing blasphemy, pornography under ambit of cybercrime law

News Source: Dawn

Writer: Sanaullah Khan

ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet on Tuesday approved an amendment to the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act (Peca), 2016, aimed at bringing blasphemy and pornography within the ambit of the cybercrime law. Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi chaired the meeting of the Federal Cabinet.

The issue of offences relating to blasphemy was recently taken up by the Islamabad High Court during the hearing of a petition filed against alleged uploading of objectionable material on social media.

Additional Attorney General Afnan Karim Kundi had last week informed the court that the federal government was amending Peca to include blasphemy and pornography as scheduled offences in the cybercrime law.

 

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