Senate body approves controversial cybercrime bill

ISLAMABAD: Despite continuous outrage from the opposition parties and constructive

criticism by the civil society, the controversial Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill, 2016 has

been passed by the Senate Standing Committee on Information Technology and


A senate body in Pakistan has approved the bill against cybercrime – which has been widely

criticized by the countryand#39;s public as a means to curb human rights and freedom of

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Senate body approves Halal Authority Bill

STAFF REPORT ISB: The Senate’s Standing Committee on Science and Technology has approved the Pakistan Halal Authority Bill for regulation of all imports and exports in Halal articles and processes.

The parliamentary panel was told that Pakistan wanted to establish its own accreditation system for Halal foods instead of relying on the WTO and its recommendations.

"Pakistan, along with other Muslim countries, is against it," said Pakistan National Accreditation Council (PNAC

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