Civil society & industry have cautioned against regressive measures.
Journalists critical of the state have routinely been targeted.
How does a state whose operators and apparatus thrive on all kinds of leaks — video, audio, photo, you name it — pretend to want to protect data?
Too much is being sacrificed to egos, vested interests and a complete lack of understanding of the medium.
While political parties will always be engaged in a Game of Thrones, the collateral are journalists, academics and citizens, who never have been nor ever will be in positions of power.
By now, the Peca law had been established as the go-to tool for the state to silence or intimidate its naysayers.
What began under the PML-N government, intensified under PTI rule and is in vogue once again under the PDM government.
Registering a case without any legal basis is easy, but closing it is not.
Our political parties love to champion free speech as long as they are in the opposition. When in power, however, each of the...
Does the government not know how rule-making is done?
Acting unlawfully against citizens has been a consistent pattern.
The government must learn rather than dictate.
The rules transgress Peca and infringe on rights.
Like the PTA, the FIA has no inherent power to investigate and prosecute offences under Peca.
Even the telecom policy reflects PECB’s controversial aims.
The internet or foreign intermediaries are not PTA licensees.
Mess with secure protocols, and say goodbye to secure browsing.
PECB seeks to impose state hegemony over information.
“Twitter Institutes Country Withheld Content Tool in Pakistan for the First Time,” read the headline of a post...