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