IHC allows FIA to probe Cynthia’s tweets

IHC allows FIA to probe Cynthia’s tweets

On Monday, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) rejected the petition of US blogger Cynthia D. Ritchie seeking to lay by the order to the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to prosecute her for slandering former prime minister and assassinated PPP chairperson Benazir Bhutto. IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah ruled that the...

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Sugar Scam: Those Who Stole Billions of Rupees Must be Brought to Book

Sugar Scam: Those Who Stole Billions of Rupees Must be Brought to Book

By Adeel Ahmed ONE wonders how long the poor Pakistanis will continue to be duped by the high and mighty of this land. Billions of dollars get swallowed and digested by those in power, justice swings into action, inquiries are launched, but no action is taken against those who looted...

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FIA takes down 8,723 fake social media accounts

FIA takes down 8,723 fake social media accounts

As per media reports, 8,723 fake accounts on social media platforms have been removed by FIA. The intelligence agency officials briefed a session of the National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Information Technology in Islamabad today. Officials told that FIA cybercrime wing had received overall 29,577 complaints regarding social media, out...

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Organizers of International Women’s Day March highlight women battling online threats

Organizers of International Women’s Day March highlight women battling online threats

ISLAMABAD: Organizers of an International Women’s Day march in Pakistan say they have had death and rape threats on social media over the event, which prompted complaints from some conservative groups. Nighat Daad told Reuters that the march organizers are looking into filing a complaint with Pakistan’s Federal Investigation Authority...

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FIA arrests ‘child pornography’ gang

FIA arrests ‘child pornography’ gang

ISLAMABAD: Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Cybercrime Wing’s Director General Muhammad Shoaib said on Wednesday that 20 suspects were arrested for trapping minors into child pornography through social media. According to authorities, it was revealed during investigation that they trapped children by sending them friendship requests from fake accounts especially on Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter....

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FIA arrests 2 men for cyber-harassing and extorting women

FIA arrests 2 men for cyber-harassing and extorting women

PESHAWAR: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Tuesday arrested two men for blackmailing, cyber-harassing, and extorting women on social media, it said in a statement. According to the FIA, the two arrested cyber-criminals were identified as Swabi resident Ahmed Zaib and Fakhr-e-Alam. Ahmed Zaib, the FIA said, used to share...

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FIA arrests man for blackmailing and sharing porn videos of ex-wife

FIA arrests man for blackmailing and sharing porn videos of ex-wife

MULTAN: A man was arrested here Monday night for circulating fake revenge porn videos of his ex-wife and, prior to that, blackmailing her for money, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) said. According to officials of the FIA’s cyber crime wing, the woman registered a complaint with the agency, stating that her...

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Yousaf Raza Gillani’s name placed on the ECL

Yousaf Raza Gillani’s name placed on the ECL

LAHORE: Former prime minister Yousaf Raza Gillani was barred from flying abroad at Lahore airport on Wednesday night, media sources reported. Sources said that the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) stopped the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Yousaf Raza Gillani from leaving the country. Yousaf Raza Gillani along with Faisal Karim...

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Karachiite arrested in Lahore for blackmailing girl into marriage by sharing inappropriate content

Karachiite arrested in Lahore for blackmailing girl into marriage by sharing inappropriate content

KARACHI/LAHORE: A man was arrested late Thursday night for allegedly blackmailing a girl into marriage by threatening to post inappropriate videos and photos of her on social media, sources reported. The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Cyber crime wing had received a complaint from Zareena, a resident of Lahore’s Baghbanpura, where...

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