The government of Pakistan is planning to strengthen its policies for handling cybercrimes. The Cyber Crimes Wing and the Cyber Security Wing at the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA) respectively are to be strengthened for managing and controlling the cybercrime problems.
In the National Internal Security Policy (NISP-2018-23) there were discussions regarding the policies for increasing the capacity of FIA and NACTA. The plan is introduced in partnership with Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) with the intention of monitoring the misuse of cyberspaces.
For achieving the aim modern technology would be incorporated for improving the processes, effectiveness and for enhancing the efficiency and transparency of providing public services.
The Safe City Project, biometric SIM registration system and the Integrated Border Management System are some successful examples of using modern information technology for acquiring objectives to control cybercrime.
It was also decided in the policy that public campaigns would also be introduced for promoting awareness regarding cybersecurity threats.
National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) would be empowered for taking a lead on the making of these systems. These systems include
- the Pakistan visa processing system designed for modifying the visa application,
- Information Systems suggested under criminal justice system modifications,
- National centralized vehicle database,
- National Criminal Database & Fingerprint Identification System
It is pertinent to indicate that many militant organizations use cyberspaces for spreading their messages, generating funds and hiring. Besides them, many other individuals and organizations also introduced attacks on a serious set-up that is assisted by IT like, communication, financial or energy sectors, etc.
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