Khalid quoted on Cyber Crime Bill

Khalid Muhammad was recently quoted in a Norwegian article on the Cyber Crime Bill in Pakistan.

Den digitale ytringsfriheten er i fare

Here is the translated text for those who don’t understand Norwegian:

“This is a bill to stop the public from being able to criticize the sitting government, politicians and others associated with the governance of the country”

“Civil society has been very active on social media, arranging conferences and sit-ins against this bill.”

Known terrorist groups have pages on FB, accounts on twitter and use the internet to spread their message to willing participants.”

There is a need for a law against cyber crime, but not this law. Cyber crime in Pakistan is typically three forms – identity theft, financial crimes, and terrorism. Neither of which is covered under the proposed Electronic Crimes Act of 2015.”

Personally, I am hoping that the government sits down with groups from civil society, the technology industry, and legal groups and finds a way to solve this deadlock.”

“Important role? No, I think this could destroy Pakistan forever.”

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About Khalid Muhammad - Author

When people talk about Khalid Muhammad, they talk about an entrepreneur who has helped others build their dreams and businesses. They talk about a teacher, who is dedicated to his students, both inside and outside the classroom, and they return the dedication tenfold. Now, they talk about the author, who has written a fast-paced, action-packed spy thriller about Pakistan, the politics, the Army and terrorism. Born in Pakistan’s troubled Swat Valley, educated and raised in the United States, Khalid returned to Pakistan almost 17 years ago and fell in love with his country. His debut novel, Agency Rules – Never an Easy Day at the Office, is a journey behind the headlines about Pakistan, the world’s most dangerous place, to deliver an intense story that will challenge the reader to question what they have been told.

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