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Electronic Crimes Ordinance: 1 An Overview of Its Preamble and Extent

Muhammad Amir Munir

The opening para of the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Ordinance reads as
under:
WHEREAS it is expedient to prevent any action directed against the
confidentiality, integrity and availability of electronic system, networks
and data as well as the misuse of such system, networks and data by
providing for the punishment of such actions and to provide mechanism
for investigation, prosecution and trial of offences and for matters
connected therewith or ancillary thereto
AND whereas the National Assembly stands dissolved and the President
is satisfied that the circumstances exist which render it necessary to take
immediate action: