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IV. Conclusion

Although Pakistan has ratified major international treaties that recognise privacy as a fundamental human right and the Constitution of Pakistan reaffirms its inviolability, the legal framework available to enact these laws in the true spirit is far from being satisfactory. During the study, it was surprising to find that Colonial laws, such as the Telegraph Act of 1885, devised two centuries ago, are still active. Furthermore, excessive powers continue to be bestowed upon the federal government for intrusion into the private lives of individuals for reasons of safeguarding national interests, national security, or even the investigation of crime.