list of Cyber Crimes and Their Punishments in Pakistan


in view that now we have got the handed replica of Pakistan’s Cyber Crime law, we’ve got extra information on what precisely are the cyber crimes in Pakistan and their corresponding punishments in step with Pakistani rules.

we will run throughout the list one at a time with some clarification concerning the crimes and imaginable punishments.

to not mention, the examples or situations mentioned along with the offenses are only for references and may not be considered for criminal issues. These examples are shared after consultation with felony officers, on the other hand, they may also be flawed.

Let’s go throughout the record now:

Spreading False information about a person: up to three Years in jail or up to Rs. 1 Million in advantageous or both

Whoever intentionally and publicly shows any knowledge through any knowledge device, which he is aware of to be false and intimidates or harms the reputation or privacy of a natural individual, shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which can extend to 3 years or with nice which can lengthen to one million rupees or with both:

instance

  • you understand that an information is mistaken and you still submit or share it on fb about an individual that damages his/her recognition

not to point out, this part is not going to practice the place offense is dedicated with the aid of a broadcast media licensed under the Pakistan electronic Media Regulatory Authority Ordinance, 2002 (XIII of 2002).

Making /  Spreading explicit pictures or videos of a person: as much as 5 Years in prison or up to Rs. 5 Million in high quality or both

Whoever deliberately and publicly shows or shows or transmits any data which.

  • Superimposes a photograph of the face of a natural person over any sexually express picture or video
  • includes a photograph or a video of a pure individual in sexually explicit conduct
  • Intimidates a natural individual with any sexual act, or any sexually explicit image or video of a natural individual
  • Cultivates, entices or induces a natural person to engage in a sexually specific act,

via an data machine to harm a pure person or his recognition or to take revenge, or to create hatred or to blackmail, will be punished with imprisonment for a time period which can prolong to 5 years or with line which can prolong to 5 million rupees or with each.

Examples

  • You photoshop an image of a person in a fashion that face is used at the side of a nude physique
  • you’re making an sexually specific video or photography of any individual in non-public
  • You broadcast / publish such video or photography on fb or thru some other medium (akin to Whatsapp)
  • you utilize any specific video to blackmail any individual

Making / Spreading express images or movies of teenybopper: up to 7 Years in jail or up to Rs. 5 Million in fantastic or both

Whoever deliberately and publicly reveals or displays or transmits any data which:

  • Superimposes a photograph of the face of a minor over any sexually specific picture or video
  • includes a photograph or a video of a minor in sexually specific conduct
  • Intimidates a minor with any sexual act, or any sexually specific image or video
  • Cultivates, entices or induces a minor to engage in a sexually specific act,

thru an knowledge system to hurt a minor or his/her popularity or to take revenge or to create hatred or to blackmail, will likely be punished with imprisonment for a time period which can prolong to seven years or with line which can prolong to 5 million rupees or with both.

Examples

  • You photoshop a picture of child in a fashion that face is used together with an express physique
  • you make an sexually explicit video or images of minor
  • You broadcast / submit video or images of a minor on fb or via any other medium (similar to Whatsapp)
  • you use any explicit video to blackmail a minor

youngster pornography: up to 7 Years in prison or up to Rs. 5 Million in nice or each

Whoever intentionally produces, makes on hand, distributes or transmits through an information gadget or procures for himself or for another person or with out lawful justification possesses subject matter in an knowledge system that visually depicts

  • A minor engaged in sexually express behavior;
  • a person appearing to be a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct;
  • or lifelike pictures representing a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct

can be punished with imprisonment for a term which can extend to seven years, or with effective which can prolong to 5 million rupees or with each.

Cyber stalking: up to three Years in penal complex or as much as Rs. 1 Million in nice or each

if you try to get into a relation with someone on-line via internet site, electronic mail, SMS, telephone or any conversation device despite there’s disinterest from the opposite celebration then that you could be jailed for three years or imposed a nice which can prolong to one million rupees or with both.

Examples:

  • You time and again name someone, despite the opposite birthday celebration asks you to to not
  • You ship emails with out a passion shown by way of the other party
  • You do something in a manner that other celebration is burdened out of your movements

if you name, chat with any person and different party has no concerns with that then its all cool, nothing to fret about.

Hacking e-mail / phone for Stalking: up to three Years in prison or up to Rs. 1 Million in fine or both

If any person screen a person through mail, text message or any other form of digital verbal exchange then you could be jailed for as much as three years and a advantageous of Rs. 1 Million or both

instance

  • You hack somebody with intent to a relation that you’re in or could make and then monitors the email, this might land you in detention center for up to three years

Making videos/p.c. and Distributing with out Consent: as much as three Years in reformatory or as much as Rs. 1 Million in wonderful or each

you take a picture or make a video of any individual and displays or distributes it without his/her consent in a fashion that harms a person then that you could go behind bars for as much as three years and can have to undergo a effective of as much as Rs. 1 million or each

example

  • you take image or video of anyone after which posts in on-line to break the opposite birthday celebration

notice: in the event you take photos, videos and they are innocuous or distribute it with the consent of other birthday celebration then its all excellent.

Cyber Stalking with a Minor: up to 5 Years in reformatory and as much as Rs. 10 Million in wonderful

If sufferer of the cyber stalking is a minor the punishment may just prolong to 5 years or with hue which can prolong to ten million rupees or with each.

Cyber stalking offences include:

  • Making contact in a manner that minor is pressured
  • Taking images, making movies and distributing them with out consent
  • Blackmailing
  • Spying on minors

Hate speech: as much as 7 Years in prison or superb or each

Whoever prepares or distributes information, via any data gadget or tool that triggers inter-faith, sectarian or racial hatred, will be punished with imprisonment for a term which may prolong to seven years or with nice or with each.

Examples:

  • You publish messages on facebook that may set off inter-religion or sectarian avoidance
  • You write a weblog that triggers ethnic hatred

Spamming: Three Months of prison or wonderful as much as Rs. 5 Million or each

any individual (an individual or a corporation) may also be fined with up to Rs. 50,000 for the primary and three months of reformatory in the event that they:

  • ship junk mail emails/SMS without permission of receiver
  • ship emails with out unsubscribe choices
  • send emails with
    • dangerous fraudulent emails
    • deceptive email
    • unlawful email

be aware: every subsequent offenses (after first time) may just elevate the fine with multiples of Rs. 50,000 as much as Rs. 5 million

Spoofing: as much as three Years in reformatory or fantastic up to Rs. 500,00 or each 

Whoever with dishonest intention establishes a site or sends any information with a counterfeit source supposed to be believed by means of the recipient or customer of the website online to he an authentic source commits spoofing.

which you could Google round to understand more about Spoofing.

Malicious Code: as much as 2 Years in detention center or up to Rs. 1 Million in fine or each

Whoever writes, deals, makes on hand, distributes or transmits malicious code with intent to result in harm to any data machine or knowledge resulting in the corruption, destruction, alteration  suppression, theft or loss of the information system or data shall be punished with imprisonment for a time period which may lengthen to two years or with effective which may lengthen to one million rupees or with each.

Examples:

  • You write a pandemic
  • You write a code that can be utilized to destruct a troublesome drive
  • You develop a cellular app to spy somebody
  • Yo develop an app to unfold virus
  • You DDoS assault somebody

Unauthorized access to information gadget or information: as much as three Months jail or up to Rs. 50,000 tremendous or each

law says that should you get admission to any data gadget or data with dishonest intents then you can go to detention center for as much as three months or be at risk of pay a high-quality up to Rs. 50,000 or each.

it is questioned how the term “dishonest” is going to be defined with the aid of the litigators. Even worse, how are they going to establish if any attempt used to be dishonest or no longer.

Examples:

  • get entry to to knowledge machine way: Gaining get right of entry to, keep an eye on or skill to use any part or whole of an device that may be a computer, mobile phone, pill, or every other more or less laptop gadget
  • access to data: Gaining get admission to, keep watch over or capacity to use any data or traffic knowledge, i.e. an e mail, SMS, fax, print out, or any more or less pc information.

notice: These punishments shall be acceptable if get admission to to information is received thru infringing any safety or otherwise.

Unauthorized copying or transmission of knowledge: up to 6 Months jail or up to Rs. a hundred,000 high-quality or both

Whoever with dishonest intention and with out authorization copies or otherwise transmits or motives to be transmitted any information will likely be punished with imprisonment for a time period which may extend to 6 months, or with fantastic which can lengthen to at least one hundred thousand rupees or with both.

Examples:

  • in the event you copies information of someone else’s flash pressure
  • in case you acquire get entry to to any person’s cellphone and copy a cell number
  • if you forward any individual’s SMS to unintended folks
  • You hack a site and replica its information
  • If you recognize a loophole in a website online and duplicate data, say e-mail addresses

So anything else which is not yours, you someway acquire get admission to — thru security infringement or otherwise — and you might be proven to have copied information or transmitted it, then this section will get activated.

Interference with knowledge machine or data: as much as 2 Years prison or up to Rs. 500,000 tremendous or both

Whoever with dishonest intention interferes with or damages any part or complete of an knowledge device or data shall be punished with imprisonment which can prolong to two years or with tremendous which can prolong to five hundred thousand rupees or with each.

Examples:

  • You hack a website online and delete the content material of the server
  • You acquire access to someone’s cell and delete its quantity
  • You gain get entry to to any individual’s facebook account and delete it, partly or absolutely
  • You acquire access to anyone’s fb account and publish an update from his/her account
  • You achieve get admission to to someone’s electronic mail and send an email from his account
  • You send an SMS from someone’s mobile phone

So anything which isn’t yours, and you convert its information, or get admission to it to take an action which can alter the content of that system or trigger a conversation can land you in jail for 2 years or Rs. 500,000 high-quality or both.

Unauthorized get entry to to essential infrastructure data gadget or data: as much as three Years jail or as much as Rs. 1 Million tremendous or both

Whoever with dishonest intention positive factors unauthorized get entry to to any critical infrastructure knowledge device or data can be punished with imprisonment which may extend to a few years or with effective which can lengthen to 1,000,000 rupees or with both.

Definitions:

  • critical Infrastructure: crucial components of infrastructure such as property, services, programs, networks, altering which can cause:
    • main harmful impact on the availability, integrity or supply of very important services and products — including those services, whose integrity, if compromised, could end in vital loss of life or casualties — making an allowance for important financial or social impacts
    • vital impression on nationwide security, nationwide safeguard, or the functioning of the slate.
    • Or any infrastructure that’s special by govt of Pakistan as very important

Examples:

  • You hack NADRA’s database and get an authorized get right of entry to
  • You hack and intercept a fiber optic cable
  • You hack executive of Pakistan’s website that’s maybe providing healthcare services
  • You hack and get get entry to to Pakistan inventory alternate
  • You hack in to Pakistan military’s servers

So anything else which will lead to harmful harm, financially, socially, economically can be handled underneath this section

Unauthorized copying or transmission of essential infrastructure knowledge: up to 5 Years jail or up to Rs. 5 Million wonderful or each

Whoever with dishonest intention and with out authorization copies or in any other case transmits or causes to be transmitted any important infrastructure information will be punished with imprisonment for a time period which may extend to 5 years, or with wonderful which may prolong to 5 million rupees or with each.

Definitions:

  • vital Infrastructure: important parts of infrastructure akin to property, services, techniques, networks, altering which can lead to:
    • major hazardous influence on the provision, integrity or delivery of very important services — together with these products and services, whose integrity, if compromised, may end in significant lack of existence or casualties — bearing in mind significant financial or social influences
    • important influence on nationwide security, national safeguard, or the functioning of the slate.
    • Or any infrastructure that is certain by govt of Pakistan as critical

Examples:

  • You hack NADRA’s database and steal the information,
  • You hack and intercept a fiber optic cable and begin taking note of data
  • You hack govt of Pakistan’s web page that’s maybe offering healthcare services and products and copy the data
  • You hack and get get right of entry to to Pakistan inventory change and replica all the records
  • You hack in to Pakistan military’s servers and copy the info and forward it your pal

Interference with important infrastructure data device or knowledge: as much as 7 Years prison or up to Rs. 10 Million high-quality or both

Whoever with dishonest intention interferes with or damages any phase or entire of a critical knowledge device, or knowledge might be punished with imprisonment which can extend to seven years or with advantageous which may lengthen to ten million rupees or with each.

Definitions:

  • crucial Infrastructure: critical components of infrastructure reminiscent of assets, facilities, methods, networks, altering which is able to result in:
    • major unsafe impression on the supply, integrity or delivery of crucial services and products — including these products and services, whose integrity, if compromised, may lead to vital loss of life or casualties — taking into consideration important financial or social influences
    • important impact on nationwide safety, nationwide safeguard, or the functioning of the slate.
    • Or any infrastructure that’s designated with the aid of executive of Pakistan as vital

Examples:

  • You hack NADRA’s database and delete the whole lot
  • You hack and intercept a fiber optic cable and start transmitting it to anyone
  • You hack executive of Pakistan’s website that’s perhaps offering healthcare products and services and duplicate the info and start promoting it
  • You hack and get get entry to to Pakistan inventory exchange and replica the entire information and then delete them from server
  • You hack in to Pakistan military’s servers and replica the data and then delete it from the server

Glorification of an offence: as much as 7 Years prison or up to Rs. 10 Million advantageous or both

Whoever prepares or spreads data via any data system or tool with the intent to glorify an offence in terms of terrorism, or any individual convicted of a criminal offense on the subject of terrorism, or actions of prescribed organizations or individuals or groups will be punished with imprisonment for a term which may lengthen to seven years or with superb which may prolong to ten million rupees or with each.

Examples:

  • You post on fb about Talibaan and say that they are good individuals
  • You SMS someone and say that Al-Qaida individuals will go to heaven
  • You come on television and begin praising banned outfit
  • You own a site that preaches about suicide bombing
  • You run a YouTube channel and there you say just right issues about any person who has been convicted of terrorism

Cyber terrorism: up to 14 Years in jail or up to Rs. 50 Million nice or each

Whoever accesses, copies or destroys any very important data gadget with an intent to create a sense of concern, panic or insecurity within the govt or the public or a part of the public or group or sect or create a way of worry or insecurity in society can be punished with imprisonment of both description for a time period which can extend to 14 years or that advantageous which is also prolonged to 50 million rupees or with each.

Examples:

  • You achieve get admission to to again-end system of a tv channel and begin broadcasting a message that may create panic
  • You acquire get admission to to back-end of a cell company and start broadcasting a message that can trigger fear

on-line Recruitment, Funding of Terrorism: as much as 7 Years in jail or superb or each

Whoever prepares or distributes data, thru any information machine or software that invites or motivates to fund, or recruits individuals for terrorism or plans for terrorism will probably be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to seven years or with superb or with each.

Examples:

  • You run a facebook team and motivate people to fund TTP
  • You run a Whatsapp crew and plan a terror attack

digital forgery: as much as 3 Years in jail or as much as Rs. 250,000 wonderful or each

Whoever interferes with or makes use of any data machine, instrument or knowledge, with the intent to cause damage or harm to the public or to any individual, or to make any illegal declare or title or to cause someone to phase with property or to enter into any categorical or implied contract, or with intent to commit fraud with the aid of any enter, alteration, deletion, or suppression of knowledge, leading to unauthentic data with the intent that it be regarded as or acted upon for legal functions as if’ it had been authentic, despite the fact that the information is directly readable and intelligible or no longer shall he punished with imprisonment of both description for a term which can extend to a few years or with line which may lengthen to two hundred and fifty thousand rupees or with each.

Examples:

  • exchange a contract/ agreement / invoice with intent to realize felony merit

electronic forgery of crucial Infrastructure: up to 7 Years in prison or up to Rs. 5 Million effective or both

If any of digital forgery is done in the case of very important infrastructure data device or information will probably be punished with imprisonment for a term which can extend to seven years or with wonderful which can extend to 5 million rupees or with each.

Examples:

  • You electronically trade a contract that can consequence into damaging loss to a company in magnitude

electronic fraud: as much as 2 Years in prison or as much as Rs. 10 Million tremendous or both

Whoever with the intent for wrongful gain interferes with or uses any data device, device or data or induces any individual to enter into a relationship or deceives any individual, which act or omission is likely to lead to injury or harm to that particular person or some other person can be punished with imprisonment for a time period which may prolong to 2 years or with wonderful which may prolong to ten million rupees or with each.

Examples

  • You get into a relationship with anyone with intents to result in financial harm

Making, acquiring, or supplying software to be used in offence: as much as six months in jail or as much as Rs. 50,000 nice or each

Whoever produces, makes, generates, adapts, exports, provides, offers to supply or imports for use any information gadget, knowledge or tool, with the intent to he used or believing that it is primarily to he used to commit or to help in the commission of an offence under this Act will probably be punished with imprisonment for a term which can lengthen to 6 months or with positive which can prolong to fifty thousand rupees or with both.

Examples

  • you are making a tool to hack a web site
  • You manufacture a distinct goal cellphone to keep in touch for planning an attack
  • You write code to steal information
  • You boost a phishing page

Unauthorized use of identity knowledge: up to 3 Years in prison or as much as Rs. 5 Million high quality or each

Whoever obtains, sells, possesses, transmits or makes use of every other person’s id knowledge with out authorization will be punished with imprisonment for a time period which can lengthen to 3 years or with wonderful which can prolong to five million rupees, or with each.

Examples:

  • You use someone’s electronic mail deal with to pose as any person you aren’t
  • You name anyone and claim you’re a individual which you are not

Unauthorized issuance of SIM cards and so forth: up to 3 Years in jail or as much as Rs. 500,000 in fine or each

Whoever sells or otherwise provide SIM card with out obtaining and verification of the subscriber’s important points in a manner that’s now not allowed with the aid of PTA, will be punished with imprisonment for a term which may prolong to three years with or with fine which can extend to 5 hundred thousand rupees or with each

Examples:

  • You promote SIM cards with out verifying information
  • You present a SIM card to someone else for usage, even briefly

Tampering of communication equipment: up to 3 Years in prison or as much as Rs. 1 Million in positive or each

Whoever unlawfully or without authorization changes, alters, tampers with or re-applications any communique equipment together with a cell or wireless handset and starts the usage of or advertising such tool for transmitting and receiving knowledge might be will probably be punished with imprisonment which can lengthen to 3 years or with high quality which can lengthen to 1,000,000 rupees or with both.

example

  • you install a spy cellular app that can document calls and SMS and is able to send this information in email to you or somebody else

Unauthorized interception: up to 2 Years in prison or as much as Rs. 500,000 in fantastic or each

Whoever with dishonest intention commits unauthorized interception through technical way of

  • any transmission that is not intended to be and is not open to the general public, from or inside an knowledge gadget
  • electromagnetic emissions from an knowledge machine which are carrying information

can be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which ma lengthen to 2 years or with advantageous which may extend to 5 hundred thousand rupees or with both


list of Cyber Crimes and Their Punishments in Pakistan

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