Cybercrime or electronic crime is a very diverse and expanding
phenomenon. It has no boundaries. For people from different
walks of life, its really hard to understand it. No exact definition of cybercrime
can be given. Cybercrime in Pakistan has immensely increased in the past two
decades. We had no digital forensic and information data experts. No latest
system was available. Previously we had no legislation on cybercrimes until when
Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act (PECA) 2016, was passed by the government.
This research paper analyzes cybercrime, its meaning and origination, different
difficulties, laws of cybercrime and its punishment given under the PECA. Some
deficiencies along with few suggestions have been highlighted in the current setup
of cybercrime and policy making at the end.
1-Zia UL Islam: Lawyer, District Courts Mardan, KP Bar Council, KP, Pakistan. 2-Muhammad Aqeel Khan: Assistant Professor, Department of Law, Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan, KP, Pakistan. 3-Muhammad Zubair: Associate Professor, Department of Law, Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan, KP, Pakistan.
Impersonation, Legislation, phishing, Spoofing and Stalking.