Man handed 13-year sentence for child pornography


In what is being called a first in the history of the Lahore Federal Investigation Agency, a man has been sentenced to 13 years in prison on charges of child pornography, blackmailing, and harassment.

The suspect, identified as Yousaf Ayub, was arrested in Lahore’s Allama Iqbal Town in 2019. He was accused of child pornography, filming inappropriate videos of women, and blackmailing them.

An FIR under the following sections of the Pakistan Electronic Crimes Act, 2016, and the Pakistan Penal Code was registered against him.

Child abuse laws in Pakistan The Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2014, states that taking obscene or immoral pictures and filming videos of a child without the consent of their parents or guardians is a crime.

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