14 ways to avoid jail-time once the cyber crime bill gets approved

The news that the bill was cleared by the committee was not received with equanimity by the public


News Desk July 28, 2016
The news that the bill was cleared by the Senate committee was not received with equanimity by the public, who took to Twitter to voice their concerns about it PHOTO: REUTERS

The Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill 2016 is said to be aimed at curbing cyber crimes, but many believe the bill to be draconian and an attempt to curb freedom of expression.

A Senate committee on Tuesday recommended certain amendments to the bill, which will now be tabled in the Senate for consideration. Once approved, it will be sent to the National Assembly again for amendments to be discussed and approved.

Senate panel clears cybercrime law

This is how the bill stands now:



Cybercrime bill: Call for protection of freedom of expression

The news that the bill was cleared by the committee was not received with equanimity by the public, who took to Twitter to voice their concerns about it.

Here's how some Pakistanis reacted to the bill:















This is going to complicate a lot of things



You can now legally enjoy your right to be silent



The perfect way for PPP to win the next elections



If this were true, a lot of people may end up punished. Thankfully, it’s not.



All trolls right now

https://twitter.com/ashaqeens/status/757878375570604032

COMMENTS (5)

zameer | 5 years ago | Reply Then the government should just shutdown the whole Internet and go back to stone age. This is just a means for corrupt politicians to keep concealing their corruption in the guise of cybercrime bill.
HH | 5 years ago | Reply Where are the 14 ways to avoid jail time !!!!!
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