Cyber Crime and their Punishments in Pakistan
Cyber Crime is a crime that is done over the internet. In Pakistan cyber crimes and their punishments are rigorous nature. Different types of cyber crimes have different punishments according to Law. When a cyber crime happened to somebody he can report it to FIA (National Response for Cyber Crime Wing) so that they take the needful action to stop the crime or punish the criminal.
A list of cyber crimes and their punishments have been given below:
1. Spreading False Information about an Individual
If anyone spreads the false information about any individual over the internet then it is taken as a cyber crime. Rigorous imprisonment of 3 years and fine of 1 million rupees or both can be imposed on that person. The court may order one of these punishment or both at a time. It is totally discretion of the court.
2. Spreading Explicit Images or Videos
Spreading explicit images or such video over the internet is a serious cyber crime. Often people do this for black mailing someone. They black mail other so that they can demand remuneration. This type of cyber crime is the vast number of cyber crime in all over the world. In Pakistani Law the punishment for this crime is 5 years of imprisonment along with a fine of rupees 5 million or both. It is the discretion of the court to impose find and imprisonment or any of this at a time.
3. Spreading Explicit Images or Video of Minor
Cyber Crimes against minor are often happening around us. Spreading their explicit images or video over the internet is really a cyber crime. The Law has a serious punishment for this crime. The person who commits this crime will go 7 years in jail and a fine of rupees 5 million or both.
4. Child Pornography
You have often seen many cases of child pornography. The internet is a open source and committing this crime is becoming a regular thing these days. The punishment is 7 years of imprisonment along with 5 million of fine or both.
5. Cyber Stalking
The cyber stalking is the repeated action of using internet to communicate harasses someone. The sending of fake and abusive email also comes under its shade. 3 years of jail and a fine of 1 million is the punishment for this crime.
Hacking is a cyber crime in all over the world. In this crime you hack someone computer or website and then use it for many different and dangerous purposes. The person who hacks someone computer can go to jail for 3 years and fine of rupees 1 million can also be imposed on him.
7. Making Video and Pictures without Consent
If you make abusive videos and pictures without the consent and spreading it over the internet you are actually committing cyber crime and the punishment that can be imposed is 3 years in jail and 1 million of fine or both at a same time.
8. Hate Speech
The internet should be used for education purposes. When someone used the internet for giving hate speed against particular person, then it is become a crime and the hate speech giver can go to jail for up to 7 years.
Spamming is also another type of cyber crime. 3 months of jail and a fine of rupees 5 million or both is imposed on the spammer.
Spoofing is the showing the dishonest intention to disturb someone life family members. It is a cyber crime and the person who is doing this can go to jail for up to 3 years with a fine of rupees 50,000 or both at a same time.
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11. Malicious Code
On the internet many developer companies and many a time individual as well do this crime. In this the right a specific code to damage the other person hardware or software. The punishment for this crime is 2 years in jail and fine of rupees 1 million.
12. Unauthorized Access to Information or Data
Gaining unauthorized information is a cyber crime. 3 years imprisonment and a fine of rupees 50,000 can be imposed on the person who commits this crime.
13. Illegal Copying or Transmission of Data
When you do illegal work or illegal activity then you are doing a crime. Illegal transmission of data is a serious crime over the internet. Transmission of data of a security agency or any government agency is very offensive. 6 months of jail and a fine of rupees 100,000 can be imposed on the person who commits this crime.
14. Interfering with Information System or Data
Nobody is allowed to interfere in any work. But when you do this, then it is a serious crime and you can go to jail for up to 2 years and a fine of rupees 500,000 can also be imposed on you.
15. Glorification of an Offense
Glorification is also a serious cyber crime in Pakistan. The person who will commit this can go to jail for up to 7 years and a fine of 10 million rupees can also be imposed at a same time.
16. Aid to Terrorism
If you are aiding terrorism by obtaining online donation then you are committing a cyber crime and you can go for jail up to 7 years as well as with fine or both a time.
17. Electronic Counterfeit
Electronic counterfeit is a crime in which electronic parts that are misrepresented as to their origins or quality and standard. This is a cyber crime and the criminals can go to jail for up to 3 years as well as a handsome fine of rupees 25, 00000 can also be imposed.
18. Electronic Forgery
Electronic Forgery is a serious cyber crime and it punishment is 7 years of jail and a find of rupees 5 million of both.
19. Electronic Fraud
These days Electronic Frauds are often happening around you. 2 years of jail and a fine of rupees 10 million is the punishment for this crime.
20. Illegal Use of Identify Information
Your identity is your personal matter. But when someone use your identity and makes benefit from it then it is a stern crime and you can go to jail for up to 3 years and a fine of rupees 5 million can also be imposed.
To conclude the above discussion it can be comprehend that these days’ cyber crimes are more often increasing and you should be aware of these crimes. The punishment for these crimes are much rigorous than a civil crime. Many cyber crimes are so small that it is hard to be understood by a common man. So, learn about these crimes and try to save yourself from these.