Lahore: The Lahore High Court (LHC) has issued notice to Federal Government on the petition filed against Cyber Crime Act.

Petition filed by Zubair Khan Niazi from PTI challenging cybercrime act came up for hearing before single bench of LHC, led by Justice Ayesha Thursday.

During the course of hearing, Sheraz Zaka advocate raised a legal point that approval has not been obtained from federal cabinet in respect of Cyber Crime Act which is a legal obligation.

The counsel further underlined that Cyber Crime Act is flagrant infringement of Article 19 of Constitution. He alleged that Act is aimed at curbing freedom of expression.

The petitioner prayed the court to declare Cyber Crime Act null and void being unconstitutional.