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[March 11, 2014]
Cyber security strategy is being devised, Senate told
(National Herald Tribune (Pakistan) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) The Senate was informed on Friday that a cyber security strategy is being devised to counter cyber attacks or infiltration from other countries. Minister of State for Interior Balighur Rehman told the House during question hour that the government has already approved E-mail and Internet policy which envisages security guidelines and a multi-stage information security audit of government institutions and ministries.
He said the Ministry of Information Technology has also finalized "Prevention and Electronic Crime Bill" which will soon be presented in the Parliament for approval.
He said NADRA has a sensitive database of 100 million people and it has deployed a state-of the art system to prevent breaches from internal and external cyber intruders. Balighur Rehman said there is no moratorium on death penalty in the country.
He said previous government had delayed the executions but the incumbent government is in the process of negotiations to take a final decision on the matter. To a question‚ he said a mobile verification system has recently been introduced in the federal capital to recover the stolen cars. He said under this system‚ the police personnel deployed at patrolling places can check details of any vehicle through an SMS.
Minister for Information and Broadcasting Pervaiz Rashid said government is taking steps to replace old transmitters of Radio Pakistan with new ones. He said modalities are being worked out to sell air time of Radio Pakistan to Radio Japan
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