The FIA ​​received more than 56,000 complaints of cyber crimes during 2019

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) said Thursday that it had received more than 56,000 complaints related to cyber crimes during 2019 and registered 1086 cases against the defendant, ARY NEWS reported.

Details were shared by FIA officials during the meeting of the Permanent Defense Committee of the National Assembly, chaired by MNA Amjad Nizai of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI).

Officials said that of the 56,696 complaints received by the agency, 11028 were investigated and 1086 cases were registered against the defendants involved in cybercrime activities.

“We have increased the number of offices against cybercrime to 15 to improve action against such acts,” they said and added that there are currently more than 70 million internet users in the country.

They said that the majority of reported cybercrime cases were related to sexual harassment, blackmail and obscene online activities.

“We have also carried out a gang of child pornography that operates worldwide and one of the Pakistani defendants is convicted in the case,” they said.

FIA officials said they had also arrested a gang, made up of PTA officials, involved in activating IMEI numbers without paying taxes. “An investigation in the case is ongoing,” they said.

In response to the investigation of financial fraud, officials said they had to obtain prior approval from the court for investigations in these cases.

In June 2017, the Federal Minister of Justice and Justice, Dr. Muhammad Farogh Naseem, said the government would bring amendments to the cybercrime law to eliminate failures.

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Speaking to journalists, Farogh Naseem said the law ministry had prepared a draft amendment and added that after finalizing the bill, he would appear before the cabinet.

He stressed the need to balance cyber crime laws and added that the draft amendment would eliminate failures and improve things.

The government will ensure freedom of expression and basic human rights, said the minister and added that it was also necessary to stop false and anti-state news.




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Fed govt plans to launch operation clean-up on social media

ISLAMABAD: The federal authorities has determined to launch an operation clean-up on social media geared toward motion in opposition to components sharing indecent messages, pictures, and movies on the websites, ARY NEWS reported.

The federal government has shaped  a committee to vary guidelines of the Cyber Crime Act to be led by the Extra Director Common Headquarters of the Federal Investigation Company (FIA).

The committee would come with ADG Basharat, Director Cyber Crime Waqar Ahmed, Director Regulation Tariq Mehmood, and Deputy Director Cyber Crime Wing Sajjad Ali.

The committee would additionally preset its report on the non-cooperation from six social media websites and would submit them to the inside and legislation ministries.

In January 2019, Federal Minister for Regulation and Justice Barrister Dr. Muhammad Farogh Naseem on Thursday mentioned that the federal government would deliver amendments in cyber-crime legislation to take away flaws.

Speaking to journalists, Farogh Naseem mentioned that the legislation ministry had ready a draft of amendments and added that after finalizing the draft invoice, it might be introduced earlier than the cupboard.

Learn Extra: FIA to collar folks spreading faux information on social media

He underscored the necessity to steadiness the cyber-crime legal guidelines and added that the modification invoice would take away flaws and make issues higher.

The federal government will guarantee freedom of expression and fundamental human rights, the minister mentioned and added that it was additionally essential to curb faux and anti-state information.



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FIA officials trapping citizens, making obscene videos, photos

The Federal Investigation Company (FIA) has caught a hoop of its personal officers making objectionable movies and footage of individuals to acquire cash from them.

Sajjad Mustafa Bajwa, the FIA’s circle in-charge, revealed the presence of the group inside the cybercrime wing of the company, in a letter to the deputy director of the wing, dated Could 21.

“It has been discovered by way of dependable sources that among the officers of the cybercrime have knitted an unholy internet, in connivance with skilled ladies to lure harmless residents,” after which they “blackmail them,” he wrote within the letter.

Bajwa claims, the skilled ladies befriend males after luring them right into a honey lure. These males would then obtain obscene movies and footage from the ladies. Later, the identical footage have been used to border individuals in faux FIA instances.

He additionally warned officers to to not bask in any such criminal activity, and if anybody is discovered concerned then strict motion could be taken in opposition to the offender.

The letter mentioned, in future, any raid won’t be performed neither an FIR can be registered with out the approval from the heads of the division.