Saw Najam Sethi hyperventilating and expressing extreme
reservations last night in his show, over a Cyber Crimes Bill
(?) that the Ministry of IT, under the direction of it's minister,
Anoushay Rehman (PML-N), intends to surreptitiously and
quickly pass unnoticed through Parliament this session.
NS: "Bibi iskay muTabiq, agar meiN Govt pur TanqeeD
karTa houN, Tv pur, net pur, ya akhbar meiN, Tou aap
mujhay jail meiN phaink sakTi haiN"
Anoushay: "Hamaray haaN yeh culture ban gaya hai [Govt
pur Tanqeed karna], iss kou ab khaTam hona chahiyea".
His basic concerns were that Govt intends to strike down
the idea of freedom of expression. The bill is so sweeping
that just about everything anybody does over the net will fall
under it's ambit and thus, prosecutable. Once you have that
sword hanging over your head, you have practically usurped
free thought and made opposition to a tyrannical & corrupt
government, a crime.
Of course, we don't have to worry about such thing in Pakistan.
We have the most honest, sincere, fair and professional Govt,
judiciary, police and bureaucrats.
Sheikh 'Soon To Be A Serf' Chilli