PECA Ord is ‘draconian in nature’: IHC

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The Islamabad High Court on Thursday observed that the Pakistan Electronic Crimes Act Ordinance 2022 was “draconian in nature”, calling it an attempt to muzzle anti-government voices.

During a hearing of pleas against the new ordinance that makes defamation a non-bailable and a criminal offence, the IHC chief justice said it was concerning for the court how ordinances were promulgated to make the laws draconian.

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