Saturday, September 30, 2023

Special court set up under the Official Secret Act

Only one court has just been set up across the country

A special court has been set up in Islamabad under the Official Secret Act, which will hear the cases registered across the country.

Under the Official Secret Act, the country’s first and only special court has been set up in the federal capital.

Only one court has just been set up across the country, Anti -Terrorism Court No. 1 has been given a special court status.

The special court will hear the cases registered across the country, and ATC Judge Abul Hasanat will hear the official secretariat cases.

What is the Official Secret Act (Amendment) bill?
The bill proposes three years imprisonment and a fine of Rs 1 million for revealing the identity of sensitive institutions, informants and sources.

Section 6A (unauthorized identity) states that it would be a crime to disclose the identity of intelligence agencies, informants or sources against Pakistan’s law and order, security, interest and defense.

Which country will be considered a Kadmian?
Section 8A states that “enemy” states that ‘Any person who indirectly or indirectly, indirectly, agent, non -state actors, institutions, associations or groups aimed at Pakistan. You have to harm the interest and protection, work with it. ‘

According to Section 9, the same punishment will be punished for inciting crime, conspiracies or supporters in the crime.

The clause is declared controversial
However, a clause of the Official Secret Act Amendment Bill was termed as more controversial by observers.

The search warrant’s clause states that intelligence agencies can search for a person or place at any time without a warrant for a warrant, without a warrant, on suspicion of crime or crime.

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FIA Options
The amendment bill also stated that the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) officer will be nominated by the DGFIA for the investigation.

The DJFIA will have the option to make the JIT consisting of FIA and sensitive agencies officers in violation of the official secret act, but the FIA will have to complete the investigation within 30 days.

The evidence and the seizure of the goods
Intelligence agencies (IB and ISI) will be authorized to seize any kind of documents, maps, models, articles, notes, weapons or electronic devices and arrest the accused on suspicion.

Electronic devices, data, information, documents or other materials obtained during the investigation and facilitated the crime will be presented as evidence.

Access to sensitive areas
Section 3 is named “crime” to “spying punishment”.

With minor amendments to current crimes, it has also added to the list of crime by drone cameras in the banned areas.

The Official Secret Act states that it would be a crime to plan for progress, admission or attack in the prohibited areas, and with the help of a “mand vehicle” or drone, reviewing the prohibited areas will be banned.

Under this, unauthorized access to any activity, documents, invention or weapons, etc., will be illegal.

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