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Examining the Cybercrime Law

Examining the Cybercrime Law

Nearly a year has passed since the Parliament of Pakistan promulgated a law to regulate electronic crimes. The Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act of 2016 covered an array of offences related to cyberspace. In all, it listed 23 offences: unauthorized access to …Continue reading

IT-Specific Announcements in the Federal Budget

“In the future, the gap between industrialized and non-industrial economies will become less pronounced than the one between Information Technology-enabled economies and the rest,” said Finance Minister Ishaq Dar in his speech on the Federal Budget. The Federal Budget for 2017-2018 was …Continue reading

The Role of Technology in Justice Delivery

In his paper titled “Justice Delayed Is Justice Denied”, Anwar (Andy) N. Khan, a professor emeritus of Legal Studies at Canada’s Athabasca University, states that backlog of cases at various courts in India stood at a whopping 30 million in 2015. Timely …Continue reading

Dubai Police Keen to Collaborate With PITB on Technology-Based Police Reforms

Dubai Metropolitan Police has expressed interest in Punjab Information Technology Board’s (PITB) crime mapping and integrated criminal records office systems, which have modus operandi-based search capabilities and an automated human resource management system that offers complete electronic records of profiles and posting …Continue reading

PITB Launches First Ever Nationwide IT Industry Census

IT policy draft has been shared with Planning and Development Department and will hopefully be approved by the cabinet in four to six weeks: Dr Saif. The Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) has launched the country’s first ever IT industry census. This …Continue reading

Freelancers Set to Throng Arfa Tech Park for National Convention on March 28th

The National Freelancing Convention (NFC) will take place at Arfa Software Technology Park, Lahore on the 28th March, 2017. The day-long event will incorporate four sessions and six meetups running parallel. These will showcase more than 150 bloggers, co-working spaces, fin-tech companies, …Continue reading

Domestic Internet Exchange is Good in Theory, but How Does it Fare in Practice?

Short term benefits of internet exchange point may not be significant but observers believe it will aid a burgeoning IT-based e-commerce sector The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority and the Ministry of Information Technology have recently inaugurated the first internet exchange point (IXP) in …Continue reading

The Power of Connectivity

Building smart cities in Pakistan: a way forward. The smart city movement seems to be sweeping Pakistan. There is an ongoing debate about it in both government and private sector circles. The Government of Pakistan believes that to keep pace with a fast-changing and developing …Continue reading

Building the Cities of Tomorrow

Before smart cities initiatives, the government needs to prepare for the Internet of Things (IoT) implementation. Change is the only constant if you look at history. For example, the first industrial revolution was fueled by steam power that created a big boom …Continue reading

The Pakistani Programming Prodigy

Mohammad Raza is not your everyday 11 year old boy. While his peers go to school, play cricket and scrape the occasional knee, Raza sits in front of a computer and codes. He builds softwares that can help catch most wanted criminals …Continue reading

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