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Environment for IT business

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PAKISTAN’S IT exports were documented at $500m in 2014-15, but unofficial estimates go up to $2bn per annum. Industry experts say much of the extra $1.5bn income from IT exports is routed as remittance. However, they add that it is the business environment that ‘compels’ IT exporters to operate as they do. These include taxation […]

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Open to change: Govt ready to tweak cybercrime bill

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ISLAMABAD: Agreeing to consider making amendments to the controversial Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill, the government has invited suggestions from all stakeholders, including the public. Despite being passed by the National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Information Technology, the draft will not be presented before parliament for now because various segments of society have expressed reservations […]

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Sabeen Mahmud — a profile

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KARACHI: Peace activist and founder of T2F Sabeen Mahmud, who died from gunshot wounds on Friday, was a woman of many talents that mostly revolved around creating digital platforms for arts and culture. An only child of an educationist mother and advertising professional father, Ms Mahmud was born in Karachi and received her early education […]

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Call for ‘transparency’ in cybercrime bill

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KARACHI: The cyber rights groups have voiced their demands from the government to publically share the draft of the cyber crime bill and called for inclusion of civil society members in the revision of the bill before it is passed in the National Assembly. In a discussion held in the Habib University over the ‘controversial’ […]

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Pakistan’s proposed ‘cyber hudood’

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Karachi: Imagine going to jail for sending emails and posting pictures of friends and family without obtaining their ‘permission’. Retweeting a meme you thought was funny. Making a critical comment on the cyber space about a deal made by a country having ‘friendly’ relations with Pakistan. Imagine having all your online activity stored at every […]

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Voicing concern: Cyber crime bill continues to attract criticism

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KARACHI: While the internet users in Pakistan still await the return of YouTube, the government looks to usher in the controversial Prevention of Electronic Crime Act (PEC) 2015. “The government has not even consulted the relevant parties”, said Pakistan Software Houses Association (Pasha) president Jehan Ara, who is of the opinion that the draft law […]

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