Finally Pakistan Formulate Cyber Laws in the Country

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On the directions of Prime Minister of Pakistan, Ministry of Information technology and Telecommunication has taken up the long-pending Cyber Crime Bill to finalize it with-in days, finally.

State Minister chaired a meeting yesterday, regarding Draft Prevention of E-Crimes 2013, according to a press statement issued by MoIT.

Cyber Laws

Cyber Laws

Statement said that before tabling it in National Assembly for approval, all stake holders are being taken on-board for the finalization of the Cyber Crime Bill.

In the meeting; Secretary IT Mr. Akhlaq Tarrar, Chairman PTA Dr. Ismail Shah, Member (legal) Kamran Ali Khattak, Member (telecom) Yasir Qadir and representatives from IT industry and FIA were present.

A high level committee headed by Senior Legislative Advisor to Ministry of Law, Justice and Human Rights, has been constituted. Member (legal) MoIT, Director (IT) MoIT, a representative from FIA, PTA and IT industry are the other members of the committee. To review the Draft Bill within one week time period and submit its report to Ministry of IT is the tasked assigned to the committee.

Cyber Law In Pakistan

Cyber Law In Pakistan

One can’t be prosecuted for committing any kind of cyber crimes as Pakistan is functioning without any cyber laws. In the past, FIA has openly said that since there is no law in the country to keep check on cyber offences, therefore it can’t investigate any cyber crimes.

Absence of Cyber Crime Laws is the sole reason for non-establishment of e-commerce and internet payment gateways in the country and also results into increased cyber crimes.

In the last Legislative assembly, the Electronic Crimes Ordinance initially deliberated and discussed which was eventually resulted in the form of Draft prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill 2013, prepared with all relevant stakeholders’ consultation.

 

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