Cyber Crime Wing has disposed off 100,000 complaints during the year 2020 according to the official stats revealed by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA).
Year 2020 had been a challenging year for Cyber Crime Wing due to the unprecedented hike in cyber crime reporting. Reporting increased almost 5 times as compared to the previous year but so has the disposal of the complaints that touched 1 lac mark by end of 2020
Total complaints lodged at Cyber Crime Wing for year 2020 were 94,227 mainly relating to financial fraud, harassment, stalking and unauthorised access.
Cyber Crime Wing took various initiatives to deal with the increased work load
- A complaint management unit was established at each reporting centre. This unit collectively disposed off more than 1 lac complainant.
- Specialised investigation units were established to deal with financial crime, harassment, defamation, women harassment, child pornography and high-profile cases.
- These units successfully disposed off 9073 enquires (almost 50% more than the previous year) and 374 cases (100% more than the previous year)
- A special campaign was launched against child exploitation. 24 FIRs, 26 arrests and 3 gangs were busted this year involved in child pornography/exploitation.
- International cooperation was strengthened with Interpol, national crime bureau, Facebook and Whatsapp and exchange of information saw considerable improvement with total requests received were 214 and responded 191.
- Field operations were intensified. 621 accused, 22 gangs arrested and 2,00,00 electronic gadgets recovered.
- 22 accused involved in BISP fraud were arrested and 4 million recovered after registration of 16 cases and 95 enquiries.
- Internal and external training were conducted and capacity building carried out.
- 49 new vehicles purchased.
- 400 new staff added to manpower.
- 4 new centres of cyber crime opened.
Cyber Crime Wing is ready and alert to protect the cyberspace of Pakistan against all financial, social and political breaches into the personal and national boundaries of Pakistan’s Cyberspace.