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Spreading fake news now a non-bailable offence: Law Minister


ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Law and Justice Barrister Farogh Naseem on Sunday said that spreading fake news is now a non-bailable offence with five year sentence as the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act (PECA) has been amended.

Addressing a press conference, Farogh Naseem said PECA and Election Act have been amended; however, reiterated that the government believes in the freedom of expression but only want to end the spread of fake news.

He further said that the trials of suspects arrested under PECA must be completed within six months and the lower court will hold the High Court judge accountable for failing to complete the trial for the electronic crime within this period.

Referring to the changes to the electoral law, the minister said that after the amendment, anyone, including lawmakers, will be allowed to campaign.

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