Teacher arrested for child pornography
The Federal Investigation Agency Abbottabad’s cybercrime circle arrested a primary schoolteacher, identified as Mohsan Khan, for allegedly uploading child pornographic content on social media after a tip-off from Interpol.
“We arrested a schoolteacher on the International Criminal Police Organisation’s lead and seized cellular phones, SIMs, child porno footage and pictures, laptop and desktop’s hard disks from his possession,” Assistant Director of FIA’s Cyber Crime Circle Khuram Shahzad told reporters.
According to officials, Interpol had approached the FIA’s Cyber Crime Circle in the capital Islamabad and provided complete details of the child porno material uploaded by the accused on Facebook and other online platforms. The accused Mohsan Khan was arrested during a raid in Mansehra and was put before a court in Abbottabad.
Muzaffargarh man arrested for sharing obscene pictures of minor girl online
Muzaffargarh police arrested a man for uploading obscene pictures of an 11-year-old girl on his Facebook account’s story.
According to the FIR (first information report) made by the child’s father, the incident took place on November 29.The case was registered under sections 292 (Sale, etc., of obscene books, etc) and 342 (Punishment for wrongful confinement) of the Pakistan Penal Code at the Mehmood Kot Police Station.
The girl had gone to school and did not return which prompted her family to search for her. Meanwhile, relatives of the minor saw the girl’s pictures online and informed her father. The background of the pictures, indicated they were taken at the suspect’s home. The child was recovered from the suspect’s residence. According to the FIR, the suspect forcefully brought the girl to his home when she was returning from school. The suspect took pictures of the girl with his brother who was also present at the scene. The main suspect fled with the mobile phone which had the pictures after being caught and threatened to upload them online. The complainant urged authorities to give the suspect’s exemplary punishment.
In July, a top official of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) said that only 343 cases of child sexual exploitation were reported in the previous five years. “Unfortunately, we are among the countries with the highest incidences, which amounted to 2.1 million in 2021,” FIA Director General Mohammed Tahir Rai had said while speaking at an event titled Child Protection and Digital Safety Dialogue. “But our nation is not reporting these to the law enforcement agencies and not to Meta also. Due to this only 343 such cases have been reported in the last five years.”
This Digital Rights Watch is part of Voicepk.net’s series on digital violence with the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (#CFLI).