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Opposition Comments on PECB

The Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill (PECB), after being passed by the National Assembly of Pakistan on April 13, 2016, has now moved to the Senate. It is on tomorrow’s (May 17, 2016) Orders of the Day. We take a look at the commitments by those in opposition, to stop this bill from passing in its current form, in the Senate.

Here are a few of them:


Aitzaz Ahsan – Leader of Opposition, Senate/member PPP (via 92 News) – April 14, 2016


Sherry Rehman – Vice President PPP (via Twitter) – April 14, 2016

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And on April 18, 2016

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Bilawal Bhutto Zardari – Chairman PPP (via Twitter) – April 14, 2016

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Shahi Syed – Chairman Senate Standing Committee on IT/Member ANP (via Express Tribune) – January 9, 2016

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Chairman Senate Mian Raza Rabbani (via Express Tribune) – January 3, 2016

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Senator Karim Khuwaja – member PPP-P (via Neo TV) – December 2, 2015

“The Senate will only pick good sections from the government proposed bill after discussing it with the civil society and other stakeholders.”


Farooq Sattar – MQM MNA (via Express Tribune) – October 18, 2015

We shall strongly oppose it in NA.


Sherry Rehman – Vice President PPP (via Express Tribune) – October 7, 2015

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She also praised PPP MNA Shazia Marri for raising objections on the bill on behalf of the party (via Twitter) – September 15, 2015

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They keep us updated, like MQM MNA Syed Ali Raza Abidi here – May 20, 2015 (via Twitter):

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MNA MQM Saman Jafri praises MQM on pushing for a public hearing (via Twitter) – May 20, 2015

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Syed Ali Raza Abidi putting things into perspective (via Twitter) – June 4, 2015

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Also issues warning, reminding people of the consequences of PECB, just like he warned Shafi Naqi Jamie on October 28, 2015 (via Twitter):

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Shazia Marri – MNA PPP (via Mutaza Solangi) – May 11, 2015

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Nafisa Shah – MNA PPP (via Twitter) – May 5, 2015

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And on May 6, 2015 (via Twitter)

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In response to this, Afrasiab Khattak, member ANP, tweeted,

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And Bushra Gohar, member ANP,  tweeted,

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Imran Khan – Chairman PTI (via Facebook) – April 17, 2015

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Under the same post, he comments:

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Dr. Arif Alvi – MNA PTI (via Twitter) – April 16, 2015

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Syed Ali Raza Abidi following developments closely (via Twitter) – April 15, 2015

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And on February 17, 2015 (via Twitter),

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That’s all, folks!

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