Ali Zafar calls for effective enforcement of cyber laws to end slandering

Noor Fatima 10:49 PM | 5 Jan, 2023
Ali Zafar calls for effective enforcement of cyber laws to end slandering
Source: Ali Zafar (Instagram)

Amid the controversy triggered by Major (retired) Adil Raja's remarks about some A-list Pakistani actresses, many artists have come forward to support the actresses. 

The latest person to join the debate is the acclaimed singer-turned-actor, Ali Zafar, who took to Twitter to express his views on the issue and raise awareness about prevention of such things in future.   

The Kill Dil actor tweeted, "Unless the defamation laws (specially cyber crime laws on defamation under FIA) are not implemented properly and decisions are made in days rather than years, you will keep seeing slander, mud-slinging and character assassination from all sides, everywhere, everyday."

Continuing the Twitter thread, Zafar added, "The FIA cyber crime unit should be equipped and empowered with latest technology, enhanced man power to make it more efficient and transparent. Everyone deserves to live in peace with their dignity. Everyone means everyone. Not a particular class."

Talking about how Zafar himself has been a victim of the justice system, the Dear Zindagi star revealed, "I remember in my case, it took 2 years for FIA to investigate & find them guilty of an organised crime. However, the investigating officer was accused of harassment, the one who signed FIR suspended. The culprits got a stay from court with no consequence. Now THAT is privilege."

Emphasizing how rules and regulations are crucial, the Teefa in Trouble star suggested, "Laws were emended to protect one person and the gang with facilitations probably never seen in judicial history. To the extent that the culprit doesn’t even have to come to court for cross examination like ordinary people. Rather allowed to Skype or Zoom from the comfort of home."

The Total Siyapaa actor revealed the severity of the situation. "Not to forget, the death threats I received mentioning my children. “Take the cases back or we know where your children go”. And for some these individuals are heroes/protectors of human rights. Activists par excellence. Only if they could see their true faces. They will," Zafar tweeted.

Twitterati also chimed in to praise Zafar for raising his voice.

On the work front, Zafar's recent songs include Ghabrana Nahi Hai, Dil Karey, Pehli Si Muhabbat, Pareshan Kyun Lage Tu, Hum Tum, Mere Dildar Sanam, and Mein Ura.

Noor Fatima

The writer is a staff member.


Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on March 31, 2023

KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on March 31, 2023 (Friday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 283.8 286.6
Euro EUR 306 309
UK Pound Sterling GBP 347.5 351
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.2 79.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 75.6 76.4
Australian Dollar AUD 187.5 189.9
Bahrain Dinar BHD 753.99 761.99
Canadian Dollar CAD 206.5 208.7
China Yuan CNY 41.25 41.65
Danish Krone DKK 41.26 41.51
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.11 36.46
Indian Rupee INR 3.45 3.56
Japanese Yen JPY 2.15 2.22
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 925.67 934.67
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.85 63.45
New Zealand Dollar NZD 175.57 177.58
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.33 26.63
Omani Riyal OMR 736.34 744.35
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 77.92 78.62
Singapore Dollar SGD 209.5 211.5
Swedish Korona SEK 26.5 26.8
Swiss Franc CHF 308.25 310.75
Thai Bhat THB 8.28 8.43

Today's gold rates in Pakistan – 31 March 2023

KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 208,200 on Friday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs178,500.   

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs163,624 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 190,849.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Karachi PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Islamabad PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Peshawar PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Quetta PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Sialkot PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Attock PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Gujranwala PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Jehlum PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Multan PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Bahawalpur PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Gujrat PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Nawabshah PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Chakwal PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Hyderabad PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Nowshehra PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Sargodha PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Faisalabad PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470


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