As we already informed our readers that the senate committee is going to approve cyber crime bill this week; hence today Senate Standing Committee Approves Cyber Crime Bill with Some Amendments. The Senate Standing Committee on Information Technology & Telecommunication has today unanimously passed amended “Electronic Crime Bill 2016”.
As the cyber bill was under serious criticism by civil society members, hence, the committee successfully developed the consensus among all relevant stakeholders including the Government, IT Ministry, Opposition parties, media, investigation agency, NGOs and the civil society and come up with some amendments in the bill.
Senate Standing Committee Approves Cyber Crime Bill with Some Amendments
Now the Electronic Crime Bill 2016 has been submitted to “Senate of Pakistan”; which may pass it in current or next week.
After its approval from Senate of Pakistan, the bill will be sent back to the National Assembly as amendments have been made in it. After its approval from Assembly, Pakistan will have its long awaited Cyber Crime Law.