CJP Jamali directs to block fake social media account
ISLAMABAD,NOV 10, (DNA) : A spokesman for the Supreme Court of Pakistan on Thursday said that Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali does not operate any account on social media.
He said that the CJP has directed the concerned authorities to block a fake Facebook account associated with him, and clarified that he does not use the internet or social media.
The chief justice has also instructed the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to block the account and take action against those who set up the account under relevant laws.
Earlier, fake social media accounts have been set up for various personalities including Chief of Army Staff, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, nuclear scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan and the founder of the Mutahida Quami Movement.
The parliament has passed Cyber Crime Act 2016 to counter cyber crime such as cyber stalking, fake and stolen identities on social media, but the law has been mired in controversy.
Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali on Thursday directed the concerned authorities to block a fake Facebook account associated to him, said Supreme Court spokesman.
“Justice Jamali has instructed the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to take action against those operating his fake account under relevant law,” said the SC spokesman.
“Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali is neither using any Facebook account or page nor any other ID on any other social media websites,” the spokesman added.
The chief justice also directed the authorities to take legal action against the delinquents in accordance with the law.
Earlier this year, parliament passed Cyber Crime Act 2016 to help Law Enforcment Agencies (LEAs) to counter ever-rising cyber crime such as cyber stalking, fake and stolen identities on Facebook, Twitter and other social media links.to counter cyber crimes.
However the act also attracted criticism of the civil society organisations for curbing human rights and giving overreaching powers to law enforcement agencies.
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