ISLAMABAD: The Cyber Crime Bill that has been approved by the standing committee, information technology, of the National Assembly of Pakistan has been rejected by Pakistanis and they have demanded of the government to amend the bill. According to details, the standing committee (IT) of the National Assembly of Pakistan has approved Anti-electronic Crime Bill 2015, in accordance with which Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) will abide by stopping the stuff against defense, security, national identity and Islamic values.
According to the bill, if the crime of cyber terrorism proves to be true, 14 years of imprisonment and 50 crore rupees fine will be charged. If someone intervenes in sensitive online system, he will be sentenced 7 years of imprisonment and 50 lacs rupees fine will be charged.
The bill further elaborates that if illegal SIMs are sold, 3 years of imprisonment sentence and 5 lacs rupees fine will be charged whereas 5 years imprisonment sentence and 50 lacs rupees fine is proposed against presenting terrorists as heroes including publishing of hate speeches and literatures.
In the same way, 3 years imprisonment sentence and 10 lacs rupees fine will be charged if someone tries to hack or approach illegally to computer information whereas 6 years imprisonment sentence and 50 lacs rupees fine will be charged against approach to sensitive, national data and to steal such data.
Similarly, changing a person’s parts in photo and its publishing has also been termed a punishable crime for which 7 years imprisonment sentence and 50 lacs rupees fine will be charged. 3 years imprisonment and 10 lacs rupees fine will be charged if someone posts immoral, scandalous stuff against someone.
[junkie-alert style=”white”] People on social media including facebook are talking against the Bill whereas #CyberBill is trending on top on twitter [/junkie-alert]
Since the Cyber Crime Bill has been approved, many critics have criticized the Bill. Experts say that the government should have discussed the Bill and asked for suggestions.