Islamabad police establish first cybercrime investigation unit

1 min read

The newly inaugurated Cybercrime Investigation Unit within the Pakistan police department has been officially established as part of Islamabad Police’s efforts to strengthen the fight against cybercrimes. This milestone initiative comes on the heels of amendments to the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act (PECA), empowering Islamabad Police to register cybercrime cases under Section 30. Seeking to harness specialised expertise, Islamabad Police have collaborated with the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to leverage technical assistance in the investigation of cybercrimes.

The partnership is geared towards addressing the intricate challenges posed by cyber threats and ensuring a robust response to the evolving landscape of digital offences.

The successful completion of the first phase of training for 60 officers from Islamabad Police, in collaboration with the FIA, marks a crucial step in building a skilled workforce proficient in handling cybercrime cases.

These officers have undergone specialised training to equip them with the knowledge and tools necessary for effective cybercrime investigations. To streamline and centralise efforts, the Cybercrime Investigation Centre has been established at the F-6 Service Centre.

This state-of-the-art facility will serve as a hub for coordinating and conducting in-depth investigations into cybercrimes, providing a dedicated space for experts to analyse and respond to digital offences.

Operating under the authority of CPO Safe City and the oversight of SSP (Safe City), the officers of the Cybercrime Investigation Unit will execute their responsibilities with precision, ensuring a thorough and coordinated strategy in addressing cyber threats.

In a citizen-friendly move, individuals are encouraged to approach any police station to request the inclusion of cybercrime cases, fostering community involvement in the fight against digital offences.

The F-6 Cybercrime Investigation Centre is set to become operational from January 15, further fortifying Islamabad’s capabilities in combating cyber threats.

The collaborative efforts between Islamabad Police and the FIA underscore a commitment to eliminating emerging forms of criminal activities and safeguarding the digital landscape for the residents of the federal capital.

Acknowledgement: Published in Daily The News on Jan 12, 2024/APP


“The State of Children in Pakistan” is work in progress and the beta version has been released for testing purposes to get feedback on structure, layout and content.

Content Review and submission

We welcome and encourage you to review the content and provide feedback to help us correct errors, add useful information, provide updated information and further improve the recommendations. In addition, you are welcome to share with us articles, research, publications, case law, and other useful developments that fit the objective of the portal. Please share your feedback through feedback form 0r email us at

Website Content Review

We welcome visitors to review the content of The State of Children in Pakistan website to correct, update and improve it. An editorial team will review your contribution and include it with an appropriate acknowledgement. Please use the “Submission Form” to send us your suggestions.


Previous Story

Gang using women, children and killers to extort money

Next Story

Supreme Court upholds the women’s right to seek khula

Latest from Blog

Education laws

The Lahore High Court (LHC) has recently ruled that the Punjab government must establish rules under the Punjab Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2014, to ensure the compliance with this law at private schools. The ruling comes after a private school filed a petition against the denial of a registration…

Poliovirus found in Lasbela sewage sample

According to a news report, an environmental sample collected from Balochistan’s Lasbela district has tested positive for wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1). The virus was found in a sewage sample collected from Lasbela, an official of the Regional Reference Laboratory for Polio Eradication at the National Institute of Health (NIH)…

Grace Marks by Sindh Government

In a move as surprising as it is contentious, the Sindh provincial government has decreed a generous 15% grace mark for students who faltered in their class XI examinations last year. The decision, prompted by an investigative committee report on the Board of Intermediate Education Karachi’s controversial results, comes as…

Pakistan’s State Party Report to CRC – Cycle VI-VII

Pakistan, as a State Party to the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), has recently submitted its State Party Report for Reporting Cycle VI-VII. This report serves as a comprehensive overview of Pakistan’s efforts and progress in promoting and protecting the rights of children in accordance with the…

Policy Brief on Child Trafficking

This report represents a state-of-the-art legislative/policy framework on the issue of child trafficking in Pakistan including recommendations for its effective improvement/implementation. It is published by National Commission on the Rights of Child (NCRC) with the support of UNICEF. Read Policy Briefing on Child Trafficking Post Views: 2…
Go toTop