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The dangers of the Electronic Crimes Act

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The alacrity with which parliament seems willing to trample on the fundamental rights of Pakistan’s citizens should be cause for considerable concern. In two moribund years, during which it failed to accomplish a single significant legislative achievement that could legitimately be said to have been in the greater interests of the people, parliament nonetheless found […]

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Stakeholders show reservations on cyber crime bill

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ISLAMABAD – While Ministry of Information and Technology is busy in reviewing the proposed prevention of electronic crime bill 2015, the stakeholders believe that cyber crime was not really the core issue for a country like Pakistan, where a mere 10 percent population use internet, but cyber terrorism and cyber wars. “We have no updated […]

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3G/4G auction complete

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The Supreme Court (SC) ordered auction of 3G and 4G spectrum licences went ahead on Wednesday with expected results. While the government revised its hopes after the first round of bidding on April 16 showed that $ 2 billion from the sale was a pipedream, the end result was still positive. As far as auctions […]

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‘IT girl’ in a boy’s world

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One of only two women in the male-dominated cabinet of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Anusha Rehman has been in the limelight this week as one of the main players at the forefront of the auction of 3G and 4G licences, a move that fetched the national exchequer nearly $1.12 billion. Indeed, for a party that […]

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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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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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Govt to issue spectrum auction information soon

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ISLAMABAD: The government will shortly issue the Information Memorandum about the spectrum auction to mobile companies operating in Pakistan, a statement said. The Spectrum Auction Committee that met on Thursday with Federal Minister for Finance Ishaq Dar in the chair informed this to the chief executive officers (CEOs) of the mobile companies, it said. The […]

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A pointless ban

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It has been a year and a half since the previous government decided to block YouTube, and the new government upon their arrival, issued a statement that the matter would be looked into, which is basically just another way of displaying their indifference and lack of knowledge on the issue. Internet censorship by the PTA […]

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3G, 4G or 5G – country needs to find solution

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By: Parvez Iftikhar ISLAMABAD: Finally, with the international consultants in place, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) is moving towards spectrum auction for wireless broadband networks. As an ICT professional, I am often confronted with the question whether it is a good thing that Pakistan is pressing ahead with spectrum auction in the 1900-2100 MHz (megahertz) […]

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PTA launches service to trace grey traffic

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KARACHI: The PTA has asked phone users to report incoming international calls on their devices that show up as local numbers. A press release issued by the PTA on Wednesday said: “The government is incurring huge financial loses due to the illegal landing of international calls into Pakistan also known as grey traffic.” The process […]

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YouTube case referred to LHC CJ for larger bench

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LAHORE: A judge dealing with the petition challenging ban on YouTube on Thursday referred the matter to Lahore High Court chief justice Umar Ata Bandial with recommendations to constitute a full bench to hear this matter. The court during previous hearings had remarked that it was important to understand the nature of the problem. In […]

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Court again calls IT minister in YouTube ban case on 7th

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LAHORE: As Information Technology Minister and secretary did not appear before the Lahore High Court on Friday, the court again sought their appearance in person on August 07 in petition challenging ban on access to YouTube in Pakistan. An additional secretary appeared before the court and said the minister is busy in preparation of IT […]

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