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Cybercrime and Pakistan

Zia UL Islam, Muhammad Aqeel Khan and Muhammad Zubair
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Zia UL Islam: Lawyer, District Courts Mardan, KP Bar Council, KP, Pakistan.
Muhammad Aqeel Khan: Assistant Professor, Department of Law, Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan, KP, Pakistan.
Muhammad Zubair: Associate Professor, Department of Law, Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan, KP, Pakistan.

Global Political Review, 2019, vol. 4, issue 2, 12-19

Abstract: Cybercrime or electronic crime is a very diverse and expanding phenomenon. It has no boundaries. For people from different walks of life, its really hard to understand it. No exact definition of cybercrime can be given. Cybercrime in Pakistan has immensely increased in the past two decades. We had no digital forensic and information data experts. No latest system was available. Previously we had no legislation on cybercrimes until when Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act (PECA) 2016, was passed by the government. This research paper analyzes cybercrime, its meaning and origination, different difficulties, laws of cybercrime and its punishment given under the PECA. Some deficiencies along with few suggestions have been highlighted in the current setup of cybercrime and policy making at the end.

Keywords: Impersonation; Legislation; phishing; Spoofing and Stalking. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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DOI: 10.31703/gpr.2019(IV-II).02

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