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[News] Pakistan’s Interior Minister Warns of 14 years Jails for SMS and E.mail


In an attempt to block the right of freedom of expression and speech the interior minister of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) the rulling part caliming to be democratic has warned  14 years of jails for SMS and e.mails.

“ISLAMABAD: The government announced on Sunday that sending indecent, provocative and ill-motivated stories and text messages through e-mails and mobile telephone Short Messaging Service (SMS) was an offence under the Cyber Crime Act (CCA) and its violators could be sent behind bars for 14 years.

An official announcement by the interior ministry said that the government was launching a campaign against circulation of what it called ill-motivated and concocted stories through emails and text messages against civilian leadership and security forces.

The announcement does not elaborate what is meant by ill-motivated e-messages, but it is believed that the ‘civilian leadership’ meant President Asif Ali Zardari, Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani, Interior Minister Rehman Malik and other politicians.” source

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