Published On: Fri, Jan 24th, 2014
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ISLAMABAD: Ministry of IT and Telecom (MoITT) has devised a comprehensive IT and Telecom Policy to ensure the maximum protection to masses from the widespread cyber crimes including financial scams, fraudulent online activities and women harassment.

This was stated by Anusha Rehman, Minister of State for IT and Telecom at “1st Consumers IT and Telecom Conference” organized by Consumers Association of Pakistan (CAP) held in Islamabad on Thursday.

Federal Secretary IT & Telecom Akhlaq Ahmed Tarar, Dr. Ismail Shah Chairman Pakistan Telecom Authority (PTA), Kaukab Iqbal, Chairman CAP, Dr. Joseph Wilson Chairman Competition Commission of Pakistan, Faisal Sattar CEO Universal Services Fund (USF), Khalid Mahmood CEO & Country Manager First Global Data Pakistan, Syed Tahir Rizvi Regional Head Asia Pacific – One Apple Pakistan, Fan Yun Jun CEO China Mobile Pakistan, Syed Iqtedar Zaidi President and Chief Executive Techaccess Pakistan and Karim Peerani General Manager Soft World International were also spoke on the occasion.

Addressing as a chief guest, Anusha Rehman said the draft of controlling electronic crime bill has been finalized to present in the assembly at the earliest whereas the IT and Telecom Policy will be rolled out in June this year.

She said the government has been working aggressively to bring advancement in the country through deployment of Information Communication Technologies (ICT) in all walk of lives promoting living standard of the people and bolstering economic activities in all nook and corners Pakistan.

MoITT has been involving in various mega projects including introduction of Next Generation Technology in the country, establishment of tele-centers in underprivileged cities and village and expansion of branchless banking in the far-flung areas.

The suspension of cell phone services countrywide must be discouraged as ambulance, fire, medical and other essential services are hampered bitterly on these occasions, he added.

CAP Chairman thanked PTA for participating as a Supported Partner, Competition Commission of Pakistan (Strategic Partner), First Global Data Ltd. (Lead Partner), One Apple (Lead Partner), ZONG – China Mobile (Cause Partner), Techaccess (Cause Partner), Business Services, Soft World International, Teradata, NCR, SITA (Partners in Progress).

Tele Times was Exclusive Media Partner, Teletekwire as Online Partner, TCS (Supportive Partner and CBS as Event Manager, WCUBE Marketing as Digital & Social Media Partner.
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