Pakistan approach INTERPOL/ICPO for get help to device a mechanism for quick information retrieval from series providers located all over the world and these bodies accommodate Court Orders issued by a competent courts of jurisdiction in Pakistan. We request that orders of our court may be honouredi n this respect. This request made by Minister of interior Mr A. Rehman Malik in his letter to Mr Ronald K. Noble Secretary General ICOP/ INTERPOL.
Minister said that as you are aware of the fact that Pakistan is actively engaged in fighting war on terror for the last ten years. The terrorist are invariably using modern technology as a mode of communication for their nefarious designs, They also create websites and profiles on social networking sites websites for cyber terrorism and to defame Law enforcement agencies (LEAs) and the government dignitaries.
It has been bought to my knowledge that in this process, these devious and unscrupulous people are spreading disinformation to their advantage and misuse of technology has risen to a level, where even media people are getting threats through internet.
He said that the modern information and communication technology on one hand has made the world a global village but on the other hand has created enormous difficulties for LEAs in investigation of cybercrimes and electronic crimes. Investigation of cyber crimes and matters involving cyber terrorism require timely retrieval of information and data from the companies like Google, Gmail, and YouTube etc. Since most of such companies are located in USA, when they are contacted for provision of information, either “Subpoena” is asked for or no reply is received from them. If the matter is referred through INTERPOL, production of Subpoena is again advised to proceed further with the matter .You will appreciate that the provision of “Subpoena” or “Court Order” of their country of origin is not possible for foreign LEAs .Our Concerned LEA has not received a proper response from these companies even on provision of our domestic Court Order and hence a large number of cases are not resolved.
I would like to request your indulgence in the matter at personal level to take up this issue at the appropriate forum and determine remedial measures to device a mechanism for quick information retrieval from service providers located all over the world by accommodating “Court Order” issued by a competent court of jurisdiction of Pakistan .We request that orders of our Court may be honored in this respect.
While admiring and appreciating your support and services rendered to Pakistan And our LEAs, I am hopeful that you will be able to find a workable solution to the issue at hand .