The interior ministry of Pakistan has given a go to the Federal Investigation Agency to establish 15 cybercrime reporting centers across Pakistan. With this, at least one cybercrime reporting center will be established in all four provinces of the country, and Gilgit-Baltistan.
Currently, five reporting centers are planned to be established in Punjab, two in Balochistan, three in Sindh, and one in Islamabad and Gilgit each.
The decision to establish these centers were made in accordance with the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act 2015 which allows the government of Pakistan to take necessary action against cybercriminals.
Cybercrime is a rising problem in Pakistan, and just recently reports of cybercrime activity have significantly increased. The 15 centers will help in taking quick action against any cybercrime reported in the respective areas.
How to report cybercrime in Pakistan
Currently, the only way to report a cybercrime is to call the number 9911. This helpline opened in 2016 and since then has received several thousand reports of criminal activity over the internet.
You can also visit http://www.nr3c.gov.pk/ to report a cybercrime.
To learn about what cybercrime is and how you are punished in Pakistan for cybercrime, click here.