It’s a nightmare for any webmaster to go account-corrupt due to non-payment, especially when you are backed by millions of rupees reserved for the purpose. However, this has been happening in consistent manner with Pakistan’s government websites.
Currently, Export Promotion Bureau website is showing account suspension message from hosting service provider, which is a genuinely very irresponsible behavior of webmaster on his part.
And just in case if you don’t know, hosting server providers send multiple reminder emails for non-payments before locking your accounts.
With this instance of account lock-down, one can safely anticipate that these guys at government institutes don’t check their business emails at all, irrespective of the fact that they are most likely to be equipped with blackberries and high class broadband access at their homes and offices.
One more thing, on an added note, with the hosting account suspension – all emails of the board are going to go down, which means no further emails could be sent/received by these officials at Export Promotion Bureau. Apparently this is not going to bother anyone.
This situation is more like: No website means no extra work!
We have written in past about the misery of government websites, and how they can be bettered. But it looks that the caliber of our government is really not in accordance with cyber needs of the time.
You will be amazed to know the fact that recently Pakistan Telecommunication Authority’s website went into account-suspension mode due to non-payment.
Tipped by Jabran Rafique