Cyber Crime Bill Enactment Faces Slight Procedural Delays

After its passage from Senate of Pakistan, Cyber Crime Bill was due for approval from National Assembly yesterday. However, some procedural delays have halted the process and now the bill will be presented in national assembly during in the few days.

It must be recalled that after approval from National Assembly, the bill will ultimately become a law in Pakistan.

Sources in the government sector told ProPakistani that a committee meeting, chaired by Ishaq Dar, Minister Finance, yesterday reviewed the bill that was passed by the Senate with a number of amendments.

After detailed deliberation, it was decided to present the bill to the ongoing session of lower house.

Members of the committee also had an exchange of views on different proposals for bringing about improvements in the legislative procedures.

Federal Minister for Law, Zahid Hamid, Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Pervaiz Rashid, Minister of State for Information Technology, Anusha Rehman Khan, Attorney General of Pakistan Ashtar Ausaf Ali and Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Law, Barrister Zafarullah Khan attended the meeting.

Secretary Senate, on the other hand, is yet to approve and release the bill and this is why the official approved copy of bill isn’t available to public and press.

Approved copy of bill isn’t available to anyone as of yet and all commentary on cyber crime bill — from public and media — is based on old draft that was amended in the upper house before it was passed last Friday.

ProPakistani is working to get the copy of Approved Cyber Crime Bill at earliest to share with our readers. However, we can not commit to a deadline for it.

Tech reporter with over 10 years of experience, founder of ProPakistani.PK