The problematic Cyber Crime bill 2015 has been submitted to the National Assembly, without consultation with the bill’s committee members. It curtails basic civil liberties; gives institutions like the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority abusive powers; gives the government over-arching powers to spy on personal information and share this government with unspecified foreign governments; and bans all satire and political criticism on social media.

Here are some problematic clauses from the government’s proposed and modified Cyber Crime bill, courtesy of Bolo Bhi.

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