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Ministry of Information Technology& Telecom Government of Pakistan

Ministry of Information Technology& Telecom Government of Pakistan

Anusha Rahman Ahmad KhanThe Minister of State for IT Mrs.Anusha Rahman has said that it’s a great achievement of the Ministry of IT, that the comprehensive draft of cyber crime bill which was finalized few days back has been vetted and endorsed by the Ministry of Law and Justice. Now we are going to table it before the cabinet. The Minister lauded the strenuous efforts of the Ministry of IT, ISPAK, PASHA and Barrister-Mr.Zahid Jameel who played a pivotal role in the drafting of this important legislation after consultation with all the stakeholders including PTA and FIA.

The Minister of State for IT further said that in this technological era, a comprehensive cyber law was direly needed to check unauthorized access to Information systems and growing tendency of cyber crimes so that such criminals, offenders could be effectively prosecuted. It’s also pertinent to mention that over recent past in incidents of cyber crimes has been increasing significantly due to absence of appropriate law.

“While on the verge of introducing 3G/4G services in the country, we are happy that we would also be having a comprehensive cyber law which is prepared in accordance with International best practices so that we have effective legal cover to cope with the new challenges due to this technological advancement”, the Minister added.

The Minister of State for IT has also said that through this cyber crime legislation, electronic/cyber crimes such as illegal access of data, hacking, interference with personal data and information systems, electronic forgery, e-frauds, cyber terrorism and e-crime against woman would also be effectively addressed and abuse of technology would be checked appropriately.

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