After the launch of 3G/4G services in 2014, internet penetration in Pakistan has increased. Broadband users in Pakistan have amplified to a large extent, which includes women as well. Women are now more aware and educated. They have started making their way in many fields and have also become major users of the internet. With the growing trend of interent, cyber crimes are also increasing specifically torturing women and kids. To fight this, 15 Cyber Crime Centers are planned for Easy Reporting.
Cyber Crime Centers to be Initiated in Different cities of Pakistan
As we all know that the Pakistani society is a male-dominated and deplorable situation of women’s rights in Pakistan is no secret. Women face many problems not only in real life but on the internet as well. They have to be extra careful while using the internet. But being safe is less about using specific security tools and more about altering behaviour. Women need to be competent to handle the negatives of the internet so they can make the most of the great openings it delivers. Apart from this, the government is also incorporating precautionary measures: one such measure is a cyber bill to combat cybercrime.
Ministry of Interior has an issued notification permitting FIA to establish cybercrime centres in all the provinces of Pakistan. Around five centres will be opened in Punjab, three in Sindh and KPK, Two in Balochistan and one each in Islamabad and Gilgit.
This decision was made in accordance to section 51 of Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act 2015, which allows the government to take all the necessary measures to fight cybercrime. These steps are taken, keeping in view the ever-growing cybercrime in Pakistan.
The cybercrime centres are aimed at fighting cybercrime and taking strong action against the culprits involved in such activities. The five centres in Punjab will be set up in Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore, Faisalabad and Multan. The centre in Lahore will cover Lahore, Kasur, Nankana Sahib, Sheikhupura, Sahiwal, Okara and Pakpattan.