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PECA and children Part – I

In today’s world, children face new unconventional challenges posed by the rise of digital technology. This exposes children to digital risks such as cyberbullying and sexual abuse, which were not…

PECA and children; Part – II

The court has also been tasked with responsibilities under the 2023 amendment. Under Section 44 and 2 (ix) of PECA 2016, designated courts for electronic crimes were notified in consultation…

‘Peca-boo’

“The right conclusions are more likely to be gathered out of a multitude of tongues, than through any kind of authoritative selection. To many this is, and will always be,…

PECA, the powerful, and the petty

An amendment in the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act, PECA (2016) was long expected, but that the amendment has been brought in through an ordinance is an indication of the…

Weaponising Peca

IN an order announced on June 15, 2020, an additional sessions and district judge directed the Federal Investigation Agency to register a case against Pakistan-based US blogger Cynthia Ritchie. This…

Why is Nawaz Sharif upset?

Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif recently expressed his disappointment with people, adding that they did not rise up when he, an elected prime minister, was ousted from power. Many analysts…

Ending hopium—I

Is it time to implement manifestos, return to the drawing board under the shadow of a national government, maintain status quo or take prioritized measures to prepare Pakistan of 2047…

The PTA’s obfuscation

X (formerly Twitter) is officially blocked in Pakistan and finally there is proof. On March 20, 2024, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), in response to petitions challenging the restriction on…

Violations of privacy rights

Pakistan not only faces economic and political challenges but has also to contend with multiple pressing issues highlighting the complexities of country’s socio-political topography and diverse array of obstacles it…

Digital policy

IN a recent address, caretaker Minister for IT and Telecom, Umar Saif, spoke about payment gateways for freelancers to receive payments at ease in Pakistan. He spoke of a communication…