Pakistan Court rules killswitch illegal


Posted by on February 26, 2018  /  0 Comments

We have been writing about network shutdowns for a long time. We even formulated a law to explain its workings.
Now finally a court has ruled:

The judgement reads as, “For what has been discussed above, the instant appeal and the connected petitions are allowed. Consequently, the actions, orders and directives issued by the Federal Government or the Authority, as the case may be, which are inconsistent with the provisions of section 54(3) are declared as illegal, ultra vires and without lawful authority and jurisdiction. The Federal Government or the Authority are, therefore, not vested with the power and jurisdiction to suspend or cause the suspension of mobile cellular services or operations on the ground of national security except as provided under section 54(3).”

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