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    Pakistani cyber crimes law is 'no joke' - 26 Jul 09

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    Making a bad joke can be embarrassing at the best of times but in Pakistan it can now get you thrown into prison.

    Security services have been asked to monitor text and e-mail traffic for what are being called "ill-motivated messages".

    Convictions could bring sentences of up to 14 years in jail - the same as being convicted for murder.

    Al Jazeera's Imran Khan reports from the capital, Islamabad.