Ombudsman stresses for strengthening laws and mechanism

Staff Reporter

Federal Ombudsman of Pakistan Syed Tahir Shahbaz has said that holistic approach was needed for the prevention and control of cyber crimes against children because it has emerged as one of the most serious global issues.

Federal Ombudsman stressed on making better coordination between Police, FIA, PTA and other related institutions to curb such crimes.

He was chairing a meeting of the Task Force on Prevention and Control of Cyber Crimes against Children in the conference room of Wafaqi Mohtasib Secretariat.

He lauded the efforts of the task force and the role of Syeda Viquar-un-Nisa, Advisor and Secretary of Task Force in compiling the Prevention & Control of Cyber crimes against Children Bill, 2021.

Task Force in the headship of Syeda Viquar un Nisa worked hard and proposed certain amendments in the prevalent laws vis-à-vis the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act, 2016(PECA), Pakistan Penal Code, 1860 and Qanun-e-Shahadat Order, 1984.

The proposed amendments are aimed to strengthen the prevailing legal framework for the prevention and control of sexual exploitation and cyber crimes against children.