LAHORE: A local court on Tuesday awarded one-year jail term to Azhar Safdar for blackmailing a girl through social media website Facebook.
The court also imposed a fine of Rs 200,000 and held that the accused had to undergo two months additional jail term if he failed to pay the fine.
Judicial Magistrate Farooq-e-Azam announced the verdict after recording statements of the witnesses and examining the available record.
The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) cyber crime wing had presented the challan (charge-sheet) against the accused under Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act 2016.
The FIA submitted that the accused blackmailed a college girl for months by posting her pictures on Facebook.—APP