Pakistan witnesses record rise in cybercrime cases
PESHAWAR: Pakistan has witnessed record rise in cybercrime cases over the past few years.
The Federal Investigation Agency Cybercrime Wing sources said that 64,000 cases were registered in the past four years. The cases involved different crimes including women’s sexual harassment. The FIA sources said most of the sexual harassment cases were registered by professional women, nurses and doctors.
They said that a substantial chunk of cases was registered by female students from different parts of the country. While numerous journalists had also lodged cybercrime cases with the FIA. Cybercrime cases were registered on blackmailing through social media as well.
The FIA claimed to have taken action against thousands of criminals and brought them to justice. Thousands of new cases are expected to be registered the following year. While in 2016, 9075 cases were filed, 9,394 in 2017, 19,014 in 2018 and 27,214 in 2019.