Senate Body Grills MoIT for Not Being Able to Track, Identify Mullah Mansoor

A parliamentary panel raised question marks on the country’s technological capabilities which failed in giving advance information, tracking and identification of Mullah Mansoor, top Taliban leader who was allegedly killed in Pakistan earlier this week.

The Senate Standing Committee on Information Technology and Telecommunication grilled Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication for not introducing latest technologies to meet modern world requirements.

“Mullah Mansoor Taliban leader was allegedly killed in Pakistan and technically we should have knowledge in advance about his presence, but unfortunately US made a call to Prime Minister of Pakistan after the incident and informed him”, observed the Committee which met with Shahi Syed in the chair.

Committee emphasized that MoIT should play its role in equipping the nation with modern day technologies

Committee chairman termed it a big jolt and raised question marks on the country’s technological capabilities, as it is yet to identify the killed person.

The committee recommended for increasing the budget to introduce latest technologies in the country to meet modern world requirements.

Senator Rehman Malik said that US controls drone technology through satellite from Arizona and Pakistan lacks this technology. Previous government had demanded of the US for the drone technology, but it was denied.

He further said that the passport of Mullah Mansoor seems to fake/forged. The passport issued in 2011 should have the old ID card number not the ID card issued in 2012. The old card number shown in the ID card is manual and its number is not the same.

IT ministry officials informed the committee that a state of the art PC-1 has been prepared and submitted to Planning Commission for giving solution against cyber security threats to Prime Minister Secretariat. It was further revealed that a request for providing WiFi and biometric system to the PM secretariat was received and ministry has prepared PC-1 in this regard.

The committee was further briefed on the development and non-development for different organization of the ministry. The committee sought records from the ministry for providing training to government officials under the e-office initiatives.

  • Signals intelligence is not the job of the Ministry of IT. The senators should grill the ISI for failing to find him. Problem is they can’t grill the ISI so they are picking on the MoIT.

  • lol….Diggi khoty ton.. Ghussa Kumyar ty…. until we have friends of taliban as well as US… we can’t control both.. We should have only the Friends of Pakistan in our departments to work with full devotion…

  • Do u have common sense? Ministry of IT is responsible, ask Nadra, this is their domain and duty. u r writing stupids things about an institution with any knowledge about the topic.

  • Neither u have knowledge of basic nor the senators. NADRA is the responsible to identify a person. Ministry has nothing to do with this. Its easy to write anything,.

  • more important question is that drones and now targeting every where, where is ur security policy?think about it and write about it

  • Was it properly marinated before they started Grillin’ IT… geddit geddit? ;)
    P.S. Lakeer ke Faqeer aka Purestani legislators… :)

  • we’re hypocrites who’re trying to be friends with all sides. This attitude can only get you in such position where you’ll fail to see whats going under your own hood.

  • Pakistan asked the US for drone technology? US is not like our Father you know. Asking technology from other countries is not good, not good. It only gets YOU nowhere.

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