Only 15 Cyber Investigators in FIA Are Dealing with 28000 Cases: Not Fair!

The Senate Standing Committee on Information Technology and Telecommunication were informed on Monday that there are only 15 investigators in the cyber crime wing of Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to deal with 28000 cases.

Only 15 Cyber Investigators in FIA Are Dealing with 28000 Cases: Not Fair!

The parliamentary panel was met with Rubina Khalid in the chair here on Monday where it was revealed that FIA cybercrime cell was comprised of 114 persons, whereas, only 15 cyber investigators were presented in the intel agency.

Committee chairperson said that 28,000 inquiries were currently pending in the cell and questioned that how only 15 officials would deal with it.

She said:

“The progress [of the cell] on cases pertains to the Dark Web is unsatisfactory.” The senator said that the standing committee had already forwarded its recommendations regarding the cyber crime cell.

The chairperson directed Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to present a report on the implementation of the committee’s recommendations in the next session.

On April 11, a major hacking scandal which is said to be biggest in Pakistan had unearthed as the stolen data of various female students of Punjab University (PU) was sold out on ‘Dark Web’.

The latest revelations raised eyebrows of many regarding measures taken by cybersecurity units working across the country to curb such criminal activities on world wide web. The FIA cyber crimes’ circle had also initiated a thorough investigation into the matter.

Rehman Malik said that with such a small number of officials, even location could not be traced. He further said that why hardware worth Rs 500 million is not being procured. He further said that even 25 percent of hardware installed at gateways is not functioning.

It is necessary to procure new hardware to stop cases.



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