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WWW urges govt to draft wildlife conservation policy

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Senior Director World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Pakistan chapter, Dr Ejaz Ahmad has urged the government to devise a comprehensive policy for wildlife conservation as it is an integral part of the country’s biodiversity. He said Pakistan’s wildlife consisted of some 668 species of birds, 195 species of mammals and 192 species of reptiles. For the protection and conservation of these species and their habitat, a network of protected areas was currently in place working…Read More

Draft cyber law still misses cyber stalking

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The federal government has tabled its draft cyber security bill in the National Assembly to ensure quick implementation of National Action Plan (NAP) against terrorism but the draft bill still misses several key areas like online blasphemy, cyber stalking, spamming’ and spoofing’ which are considered serious offences in some other countries. The draft law has 51 sections and it explicitly covers cyber terrorism and proposes rigorous punishments for disruption of…Read More

Draft telecom policy presented to stakeholders

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: A telecom draft policy has recently been presented at a session of stakeholders and discussions took place on various aspects of the policy. The draft policy includes various new elements like satellite communication, spectrum strategy, spectrum harmonisation, spectrum trading, net neutrality, over the top services, competition framework, Wi-Fi hotspots, local manufacturing etc, which were not present in earlier policies. The draft was well received by the…Read More

Telecom policy draft unveiled for stakeholders suggestions

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication (MoITT) has published a draft Telecommunications Policy for wider stakeholders consideration and comments from the general public. The draft is based on recommendations from consultants, the PTA and the Frequency Allocation Board (FAB), as well as telecom operators and organisations. The broad aim of the policy is to implement the government’s vision’ for the sector: Universally available, affordable and…Read More

Ministry set to launch first draft of telecom policy

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The Ministry of Information Technology (MoIT) is all set to launch the first draft of Telecommunications Policy with an aim to further promote the culture of information technology for economic stability in the country. Minister of State for IT Anusha Rehman said while chairing a meeting in Islamabad in which international consultant hired for "Reviewing and integrating current Telecommunications Policies" briefed the meeting about his key findings and…Read More

Pakistans draft Computer Crimes Law endangers freedom of expression

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article image The ARTICLE 19 and Digital Rights Foundation Pakistan are concerned about the draft Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act of Pakistan 2014 (Draft Law) currently being prepared for presentation before the Pakistani Parliament. Although the Draft Law contains a number of welcome procedural safeguards, several provisions violate international standards on freedom of expression. We therefore call on the Pakistani government to amend the Draft Law in accordance with our recommendations below before…Read More

Timely completion of memor and um draft stressed before 3G-4G auction

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: State Minister for ITandT Anusha Rahman has stressed the need for complete information memorandum (IM) draft in order to carry out the spectrum auction in time. The consultants briefed the minister regarding different aspects of the preparation of IM draft. The minister was also informed that procedural avenues for spectrum auction would be held soon. "It is the utmost priority of the government to ensure that the upcoming spectrum auction is done in a…Read More

Strategic draft plan proposed to boost IT industry

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) has proposed a four-year draft of strategic plan to help increase size of information technology (IT) industry to $10 billion. The Board is also in process of reclassifying the revenue stream under the IT services to give a significant boost to IT exports. "In order to achieve the task of expanding the IT market in the country, PSEB has identified eight strategic areas with missions and annual targets," said an…Read More

PFVA takes steps to draft fruit, vegetables sector policy

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: The All Pakistan Fruit and Vegetable Exporters, Importers and Merchants Association (PFVA) has initiated measures to develop a national and export policy for the agriculture sector for the next 10 years, keeping in view the decline in the number of varieties of various fruits and vegetables, their lower yield per acre and gradual drop in exports. "The association has initiated the process of developing the national and export policy for the agriculture sector,…Read More

Cotton policy draft being finalised

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The Ministry of Textile Industry is set to send the cotton policy draft to the Council of Common Interest (CCI) for its approval as presently it is engaged in consulting all stakeholders in this regard.To get input and support of all the provinces, the ministry will also send the draft of the policy to all the stakeholders for comments prior to its finalization, sources said.Pakistan produces 9.5 per cent of the world’s cotton ranked as 4th largest producer in the world…Read More