Attorney General for Pakistan (AGP) Khalid Javed Khan has said that Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act (Peca) ordinance would be a draconian law only if it is implemented as it is.

Talking to a private news channel on Tuesday, the AGP said that the law would be regulated for enforcement.”

Separately, talking to the media on the Federal Shariat Court premises, he said the amendments to Peca law would not be retroactive.

AGP Khalid said Peca law would be applicable only in cases of serious nature.

“It will not be applicable to every case. It may be used for only one in 5,000 cases,” he claimed.

“This ordinance has not been applied in legal action against Mohsin Baig, neither it will be,” he added.

“The high court is trying to make the amendment toothless,” the AG said adding that “I will assist the court fully in this regard.”

Commenting on the election code of conduct amendment, the AGP claimed that it did not curtail powers of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).


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