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Cyber Crimes act Pakistan The Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act, 2016

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[AS PASSED BY THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY]

A BILL to make provisions for prevention of electronic crimes WHEREAS it is expedient to prevent unauthorized acts with respect to information systems and provide for related offences as well as mechanisms for their investigation, prosecution, trial and international cooperation with respect thereof and for matters connected therewith or ancillary thereto:

It is hereby enacted as follows:

CHAPTER I PRELIMINARY 1. Short title, extent, application and commencement.- (1) This Act may be called the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act, 2016. (2) It extends to the whole of Pakistan. (3) It shall apply to every citizen of Pakistan wherever he may be and also to every other person for the time being in Pakistan. (4) It shall come into force at once. 2. Definitions.- (1) In this Act, unless there is anything repugnant in the subject or context,

(a) “act” includes_ (i) a series of acts or omissions contrary to the provisions of this Act; or (ii) causing an act to be done by a person either directly or through an automated information system or automated mechanism or self-executing, adaptive or autonomous device and whether having temporary or permanent impact;

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