Cyber Crime Act 2008

Sunday, July 12, 2009 Leave a Comment

The ordinance of Prevention of electronic Crimes Ordinance (PECO) was passed by the Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari on 29 September 2008.

In this Act all powers have been given to FIA and the one who will involve in such crime will be punished with death or imprisonment with heavy fines. The fine can be 10 million rupees and the period of imprisonment can be 3 month to 10 years whereas one could appeal in High Court or Supreme Court.

In this ordinance an un-expected mailer can be punished to 3 months of imprisonment and 50 thousand fined.

One cannot take picture without permission and also cannot send any message via SMS or email which is not ethically good.

It’s also mentioned in this ordinance that one cannot get information about the deadly weapons, the one who do this will be punished and sends to 10 years of imprisonment and can be fined 10 million rupees or both. Some of the crimes are not even bail able.

The authorities can also take the mobile phone, laptop and computers on the basis of suspicion.