Cyber Crime Bill 2009 tabled in Senate for approval

Wednesday, July 29, 2009 Leave a Comment

Cyber Crime Ordinance 2009 has been tabled in the Senate for its approval.

Leader of the Upper House, Syed Nayyar Hussain Bukhari on behalf the Ministry of Law and Justice has tabled the Cyber Crime Ordinance 2009 under the article 98 (2).

According to the text of the ordinance, accessing any electronic system or electronic devices without permission would legally be a crime.

Similarly, accessing, destroying, hacking and sabotaging any criminal data set up by any organization or the government, or committing a fraud using an electronic system or Internet, or making unauthorized changes, or using someone else code or password to access information, or to harass anyone using Internet, or to transmit immoral matter or images, or using electronic system, device or Internet, or to participate in a terrorist or destructive activity are all legally crimes for which imprisonment of 3 to 10 years or a fine of Rs 100,000 to 500,000 or both have been suggested as the punishments.


  • Anonymous said:  

    There is no prescribed definition of cyber crimes. And its is not at all easy to understand the cybercrime ordinance. For example, just look at Section 12, Malicious Code. i.e computer viruses etc. What can any Lawyer/ Judge interpret from this. If they read Handbook of Malicious code issued by NIMIS thats explians Section 12 of the Ordinace, they will know that this is something they are not aware at all.
    Download the guide from http://www.nimis.org/
    or email at info@nimis.org
    This guide is alo available at Shon Harris Website