Pakistan: New cybercrime law threatens to to stifle social media dissent | Asia | An in-depth look at news from across the continent | DW

Irina Baranova

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan’s government recently passed a cybercrime ordinance that prescribes a punishment up to five years in jail for posting “fake news” about government officials, the military and judiciary on social media. Human rights groups have said the Prevention of Electronic Crimes (Amendment) Ordinance 2022 is merely […]