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LAHORE – The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) recently brought Raja Ubaidur Rehman back from Saudi Arabia through Interpol, the global policing network, in a bid to stop cyber harassmenr.

According to reports, the suspect had allegedly uploaded objectionable pictures of his ex-wife on Facebook using a fake account. The woman, who divorced Raja a year ago, was seeking a second marriage but after pictures of her surfaced online, her suitor changed his mind.

The FIA charged Ubaidur Rehman under Section 36 of the Electronic Transaction Ordinance 2002. Under the law he may face imprisonment up to seven years if proven guilty.

FIA officials have claimed that under the proposed Cyber Crime Bill 2015, the agency could better put a stop to cyber crimes.

ISection 36 of the Electronic Transaction Ordinance 2002 suggests:

“Any person who gains or attempts to gain access to any information system with or without intent to acquire the information contained therein or to gain knowledge of such information, whether or not he is aware of the nature or contents of such information, when he is not authorised to gain access, as aforesaid, shall be guilty of an offence under this Ordinance punishable with either description of a term not exceeding seven years, or fine which may extend to one million rupees, or with both.”