Pakistan to Establish E-Governance Council for Policy Formulation

Pakistan need to excel and develop an e-governance council for policy formulation according to globally acceptable parameters. National Security Advisor Lt General (Retd) Nasser Khan Janjua  expressed these views while addressing a closing ceremony “Cyber Secure Pakistan – Policy Framework”. Which was arranged by CGSS. Pakistan to Establish E-Governance Council for Policy Formulation.

Seminar’s aim was to create awareness among the people regarding the new emerging technologies in the cyber world as well as to plan a unified cyber security policy of the country as the mechanisms to regulate the cyber space.

Pakistan to Establish E-Governance Council for Policy Formulation

Nasser Khan Janjua said that with growing digitalization of cyber space, new threats are emerging pertaining to defence and security.

The advisor said that:

“Pakistan is engulfed in traditional threats and insecurities due to which the new emerging threats have been ignored hence, we have to do better more than ever before,” he added. Most of the states are in the process to make a framework. While state remains principal political  entity, the diffusion of technology has transcended into seen and unseen factors therefore, the country needed to protect information from being maliciously used against the state.

He said that the government must pass well-articulated legislation that provided a legal framework for law enforcement and intelligence agencies to operate under. He also highlighted that the excessive use of internet has put our security under the threat. Due to our increasing alliance on the internet, cyber security policy is becoming the need of the hour.

Syed Iftikhar Hussain Babar, Secretary National Security Division highlighted the significance of cyber security in his opening address.

Relevant departments had been working on the strategy for cyber security, but due to lack of collaboration between these institutions, we had failed to develop a consolidated cybersecurity policy. stated by Member Telecom, Ministry of Information Technology, Mudassar Hussain on the occasion.

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