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IHC strikes down PECA Ordinance

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In another landmark verdict, the Islamabad High Court on Friday declared the controversial Prevention of Electronic Crimes (Amendment) Ordinance as unconstitutional.

‘PM seems unaware of facts on PECA Ordinance’

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Lawyers, journalists and civil society organisations have reacted strongly to Prime Minister Imran Khan's defence of the controversial cybercrime ordinance in his address to the nation, saying that it seems the premiere was unaware of all facts in this regard.

OBITUARY: Dr Mehdi Hasan breathes his last

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Dr Mehdi Hasan's legacy in Pakistan will always remain that of a staunchly principled professional, a progressive journalist, and a deep critic of those who clamped down upon freedom of expression and freedom of press

Civil society slams PECA Ordinance

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The Joint Action Committee, a coalition of civil society organisations, has condemnedthe Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act (Amendment) Ordinance, saying it would lead to unprecedented censorship and chilling of free speech in digital spaces.

Rights Watch | 22nd February 2022

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Punjab Minister for Social Welfare Yawar Abbas Bukhari on Monday said that the department was set to launch a new project to provide education and boarding to special children in the province. For more news on human rights issues, keep reading.
PECA’s Section 20 violates law, LHC told

PECA’s Section 20 violates law, LHC told

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The section on cyber defamation under the cybercrime law is unconstitutional and in violation of fundamental rights, counsels for actor-singer Meesha Shafi argued before the Lahore High Court on Wednesday.
AIC expresses alarm over regressed social media rules

AIC expresses alarm over ‘regressed’ social media rules

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The AIC on Monday published a statement expressing its regret that the latest draft of the Government's social media rules retains its most problematic provisions even after consultations with relevant stakeholders.
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Digital Rights Activists Alarmed At Pakistan’s Content Restriction Policy For Facebook

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Pakistan sent the highest number of content censoring or removal requests to Facebook in the first half of 2019 according to Facebook’s transparency report released on May 12. The Facebook transparency report ...