Wednesday: In an exemplary verdict setting a new precedent in cases of cyber harassment and bullying, a man has been sentenced to eight years in jail for creating fake Facebook profiles and uploading pictures of women.
Ahsan Shiraz was convicted on cybercrime charges and Additional Sessions Judge Kulsoom Bashir. He is also fined for Rs 50,000.
Syed Mehboob had filed the case against the convict with FIA (Federal Investigation Agency) accusing Shiraz of breaching and violating Pakistan’s Cyber Harassment Laws. After conclusion by FIA, following a court trial, Ahsan was found guilty of violating the laws defined to make the internet a safe place, landing him behind the bars for nearly a decade.
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In another significant decision taken earlier, another man, belonging to Peshawar was jailed for 12 years for creating a fake Facebook profile of a woman and then blackmailing her in July 2017. Muhammad Munir, the convict, was arrested by FIA (Federal Investigation Agency) in March 2015 under the Electronics Transaction Ordinance 2002. With 12 years jail term, he was also ordered to pay a Rs 0.3 million fine.
This duration of the jail sentence and stern step set a new direction as it was exemplary in the history of cybercrime cases in Pakistan. Similarly, the recent decision will also serve as an example and make the internet a space safe for all.
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