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3 Step Guide to Cybercrime in Pakistan

What is Cybercrime in Pakistan?

Cybercrime in Pakistan is considered to be a form of Electronic Act of Crime; whether offline or online, as long as the person, data, information system and/or are in Pakistan. Our Criminal Lawyers in Pakistan are always available for you to discuss your matter 24/7.

In this article, we will explore what is considered a Cybercrime in Pakistan, as well as discuss the most common issues of cybercrime, as well as what to do if you fall victim to cybercrime in Pakistan.

In the event Electronic devices (For example, a device made or modified to cause harm) or Electronic means (For Example, the internet) are used to commit a crime, it would be categorized into Cybercrime.

What acts count Cybercrime in Pakistan?

In its very broad form, the crimes covered under Cybercrime, and that constitute as illegal acts are inclusive of (and not limited to):-

Typical Examples of Cybercrimes in Pakistan

What to do if you are a victim of Cybercrime in Pakistan?

The governing body of this act is the PTA, but (depending on the offense) The FIA and Police can assist you. Depending on what crime has been committed, the steps would be modified accordingly.

In the event that you’re out of Pakistan, you may assign a friend or relative on your behalf in Pakistan through a Special Power of Attorney. You may also use our Overseas Pakistani Legal Services for your matter also.

Our 3 Step Guide to Dealing with Cyber crime in Pakistan

Below is our 3 Step Guide on how to deal with Cybercrime in Pakistan. This is something that you can do yourself, although we would recommend you get legal advice first.

Step 1- Report it!

There you need to record as much information as possible (Screenshots, weblinks, SMS messages, etc) and list it in a report, in chronological order. This will make the investigation process easier.

Names, locations, details of the incident, ensure to record each and every aspect possible (at the same time, try to ensure its not a novel! Keep it short and simple, highlighting the criminal aspects).

Step 2 – Submit it in all relevant Departments

Once you have drafted a report, submit them in all relevant departments (i.e. Submit a Report to The Federal Investigation Authority, Submit an Application to The Police, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority, etc).

When submitting reports and applications in, it is key to note down the dates of the report submitted with either a receipt slip or a diary room number.

Step 3 – Follow up and Prosecute!

By simply submitting a report online doesn’t mean that your job is over. It is vital to take regular updates of how far your application has progressed. If you ever feel that you’re matter is not being taken seriously then complain either to the same apartment (to Senior Level) or to the Wafaqi Mohtasib. In all events, court intervention is always an option.

  1. What is a Cybercrime in Pakistan?

    A Cybercrime in Pakistan is an act of crime (against a person, company, organization or state) committed using electronic means (i.e. via the internet, or by making a device for the purpose) to harass, defame, entice hatred or acts of terrorism, extract data, leak data, modify data or bringing down the servers and/or its logistics or infrastructure.

  2. How can I report a Cybercrime in Pakistan?

    You can lodge a complaint on the FIA Cybercrime website, and Citizens Portal. It is strongly advised to follow up on your complaints personally (By going to your local FIA CyberCrime Wing) to avoid dismissal due to non-prosecution, that's where we can help.

  3. If I am abroad, and the Cybercrime happened in Pakistan, could I still file a case?

    Yes, you can, as the crime took place within Pakistan, so the jurisdiction of the crime would fall within the realms of Pakistan's law enforcement agencies.

  4. Where can I find a Cybercrime lawyer in Pakistan

    We have lawyers who specialize in Cybercrime in Pakistan in Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Multan, Faisalabad, Peshawar, Hyderabad, and in fact anywhere in Pakistan

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