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ANUSHA FOR PREPARING PROPOSAL TO ESTABLISH NATIONAL INCUBATION CENTRE

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Islamabad—Minister of State for Information and Telecommunications, Mrs Anusha Rahman on Monday directed National ICT Research and Development Fund to prepare a comprehensive proposal for establishment of a National Incubation Centre. The National Incubation Centre would help facilitate startups and young graduates, she said this while chairing 42nd Board of Directors meeting of the fund […]

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ICT being given priority: minister

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ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Information Technology and Telecommunications Anusha Rahman said Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector was being given priority to expand knowledge based economy and spur growth. At the inaugural ceremony of TDM to IP Migration Project of National Telecommunication Corporation (NTC), she shared that government’s vision is to become a strategic […]

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Telecom policy goals explained

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ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Information Technology Anusha Rahman has said that telecommunication infrastructure of Pakistan provides supportive environment for sustainable growth. While presenting policy statement at the World Summit on Information Technology Forum 2015 in Geneva, Ms Rahman said the goals of the telecommunication sector policy to enable socio-economic growth were aligned with Post-2015 […]

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Cyber crime bill: Bored teens, ethical hackers can end up in jail

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ISLAMABAD: Ignoring all reservations of the citizens’ Joint Action Committee on Cyber Crime Bill 2015, the National Assembly Standing Committee on Information Technology and Telecommunication adopted the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill 2015 on Thursday and referred it to parliament for the final nod. If the parliament approves the “controversial” bill, then on the one […]

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YouTube ban

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IT’S been two years since the ban, and everyone seems to have forgotten. Those who know how continue accessing YouTube using proxy servers. Those who don’t know how have simply moved on with life, using other video-sharing websites as a substitute. In the middle, at some point that nobody cares to remember, the site was […]

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Anusha urges comprehensive cyber security policy

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ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Information Technology Anusha Rahman on Tuesday stressed the need to devise a comprehensive cyber security policy, using a multi-stakeholder approach. Chairing a meeting of national-level cyber security response committee here she stated that the cyber security was an issue of global concern and countries were adopting cyber governance frameworks. Cyberspace […]

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IT Ministry plans e-office forum

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ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for IT Anusha Rahman has said that the e-office suite will be a phenomenal achievement of the IT Ministry and the present government, as it will ensure efficiency, accuracy, effectiveness and good governance. The e-office suite is the automation of core businesses of the government to bring transparency and accountability in […]

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Minister reviews IT projects

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State Minister for IT Anusha Rahman has said that owing to the sagacious polices of the incumbent government, the country is entering into the era of latest information and communication technology. She said this while chairing a high-level meeting here on Monday, which was convened to review the progress of different projects being carried out […]

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New int’l telecom operators likely to participate in auction

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ISLAMABAD: The participation of new international telecom operators in the auction for 3G/4G spectrum is highly likely, which will result in tough competition among the operators besides generating good revenue. A delegation of Turkish mobile phone operator, Turk Cell, was on a visit to Pakistan to study its business case regarding the spectrum auction while […]

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Law Ministry vets draft cyber crime bill

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ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for IT Anusha Rahman has said that it is a great achievement of the Ministry of IT that the comprehensive draft of cyber crime bill which was finalised a few days back has been vetted and endorsed by the Ministry of Law and Justice. “Now we are going to table it […]

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Anusha for speedy spectrum auction

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Islamabad: State Minister for Information Technology Anusha Rahman on Wednesday stressed the need for early completion of Information Memorandum (IM) draft so that auction process of next generation spectrum for the cellular services could be archived as per already given timelines. Value partner consultants, hired by PTA for spectrum auction called in the state minister […]

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New cyber crimes law proposes heavy fines, jail but exempts intel agencies

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ISLAMABAD: The new cyber crimes law exempts intelligence agencies and the security establishment but imposes heavy fines and penalties on all others if computers are used for any illegal purpose, hacking, stealing data or disrupting legal data flows. The Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act 2014 has proposed five years imprisonment and Rs50 million fines on […]

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PTA develops web page for spectrum auction

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has developed new web pages for spectrum auction to keep all stakeholders informed about different stages of auction process. These pages can be accessed through PTA official website. The new pages of PTA website have contents regarding progress on spectrum auction. This step has been taken in view of […]

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Govt scraps strategically important IT project

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ISLAMABAD: After spending Rs310.8 million of taxpayers, the federal government has decided to scrap a strategically important project to interconnect 57 federal ministries/divisions. The project was aimed at providing basic IT infrastructure to all the federal divisions, ministries, and inter-connecting them through a secure data centre. The Executive Committee of National Economic Council (ECNEC) in […]

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