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Punjab ranks first in online harassment cases: report

LAHORE: According to the Cyber Harassment Helpline’s one year report published by Digital Rights Foundation (DRF), Punjab has emerged as the region with the most number of harassment cases being reported.

According to the report DRF’s helpline, which became operational on December 1st, 2016, received a total of 1476 calls last year out of which Punjab ranked first in terms of the location from which the calls were generated.

The helpline received 50 per cent of the calls reporting harassment from Punjab, 18 per cent from Sindh, 5 per cent from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), 2 per cent from Balochistan and 5 per cent from Islamabad territory.

About 67 per cent of the calls to the helpline were from women and the harassment complaints included fake profiles on social media sites, non-consensual use of information, unsolicited messages and blackmailing.



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