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ISLAMABAD: The federal government on Tuesday constituted a joint investigation team (JIT) to probe the malicious campaign on social media against the judges of the Supreme Court.

According to a notice issued by the Ministry of Interior, the federal government has been pleased to constitute a JIT in terms of section 30 of the Prevention of Electronic Crime Act, 2016. Additional Director General (DG) Cyber Crime Wing Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) will head the JIT, it says.

It says that the JIT will ascertain facts behind malicious social media campaigns attempting to malign the image of the judges of the apex court, to identify and bring the culprits to book in accordance with relevant laws, and cause presentation of challans in the concerned courts. The JIT will also recommend measures for prevention against occurrence of such incidents in the future, it says.

The notification says that the JIT will submit its preliminary report to the Ministry of Interior within two weeks.

Copyright Business Recorder, 2024

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Parvez Jan 17, 2024 11:47am
Hope the JIT also considers the comments ( all over social media ) made by an Indian Supreme Court judge on this matter.
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