Spreading False Information

Spreading False Information about an Individual: up to 3 Years in Prison or up to Rs. 1 Million in Fine or both.


Whoever intentionally and publicly displays any information through any information system, which he knows to be false and intimidates or harms the reputation or privacy of a natural person, shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years or with fine which may extend to one million rupees or with both:


  • You know that an information is wrong and you still post or share it on Facebook about a person that damages his/her reputation

Not to mention, this section will not apply where offense is committed by a broadcast media licensed under the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority Ordinance, 2002 (XIII of 2002)