IT policy to curb cyber crimes on the anvil
KARACHI: The ministry of information technology and telecom is devising a comprehensive IT and telecom Policy to ensure the maximum protection to masses from the widespread cyber crimes, including financial scam, fraudulent online activities and women harassment, said a press statement.
This was stated by Anausha Rehman, state minister of IT and telecom at the “1st Consumers IT and Telecom Conference” organised by Consumers Association of Pakistan (CAP) held in Islamabad on Thursday.
Federal Secretary IT and Telecom Akhlaq Ahmed Tarar, Chairman Pakistan Telecom Authority (PTA) Dr. Ismail Shah, Chairman CAP Kaukab Iqbal and others also spoke on.
Anausha Rehman said the draft of controlling electronic crime bill has been finalised to present in the assembly at the earliest whereas the IT and telecom policy will be rolled out in June this year.
She said the government is working aggressively to bring advancement of information communication technologies in the country.
She said the ministry is involved in various mega projects, including introduction of next generation technology, establishment of tele-centers in underprivileged cities and village and expansion of branchless banking in the far-flung areas.
The ministry is actively working for addressing critical and protracted unresolved issues of grey trafficking of international calls and cyber crimes in the country, which could be curbed in collaboration with different domestic and international agencies and private sector.
Kaukab Iqbal said the public grievances in today’s digital world are rampant and remain largely unaddressed though regulators and stakeholders are unaware of the ways to resolve issues of the consumers.