Child porn convict handed down seven-year term

Published: April 27, 2018
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Sadat Amin has been found guilty for being part of global child pornographic racket. PHOTO: ONLINE

Sadat Amin has been found guilty for being part of global child pornographic racket. PHOTO: ONLINE

LAHORE: In Pakistan’s first ever child pornography conviction, a court in Lahore on Thursday sentenced a man from Sargodha to seven years in jail and fined him Rs1.2 million.

The judicial magistrate Muhammad Aamir Raza Baitu found Sadat Amin guilty for being part of global child pornographic racket.

Last year Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) arrested Amin from Sargodha on the suspicion of links with global racket of illegal content.

During the investigation the agency discovered more than 650, 000 illegal content in form of pictures and digital data from his possession.

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As per the investigation of FIA Assistant Director for Cyber Crime Asif Iqbal the convicted man confessed to being part of a global child pornography racket.

In 2016, Pakistan criminalised child pornography in a historic first, making the offense punishable with seven years in prison and a fine of Rs0.7 million. The new amendment, titled Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill 2015, also criminalised child trafficking within the country.

The initiative came after the country was rocked by a major paedophilia scandal in August 2015, when it was revealed that hundreds of pornographic videos of children from Hussain Khanwala village in the Punjab province had been made and were being circulated.

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  • Manzoor Ahmed
    Apr 27, 2018 - 12:34PM

    Capital punishment should have been awarded to this criminal. Would request Chief Justice to review this decision and ensure capital punishment for such crimes so that such cases never occur again.Recommend

  • SajB
    Apr 27, 2018 - 2:20PM

    Does this prove what Dr Shahid Masood was highlighting was infact true after all? Are the investigating agencies so incompetent or they party to the problem.
    Anyhow the punishment is too lenient, the guy should have been hanged for this horrendous crime.Recommend

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