Pakistan’s First Digital Forensic Research Service Center Announced

During a seminar at a hotel, the Vice Chancellor of Lahore Garrison University, Obaid bin Zakria announced the initiative to establish Pakistan’s first Digital Forensics Research Service Center’s (DFRSC).

According to him, the importance of digital forensic methods and tools in solving crimes, especially after the passage of the Cyber Crime Bill in Pakistan is needed now more than ever.

Establishment of this Digital Forensic Research and Service Centre is one of the important milestone towards achieving this goal. – Obaid bin Zakria

Pakistan’s First Digital Forensic Research Service Center to Enforce Cyber Crime Laws

The Digital Forensics lab initiative comes soon after the approval of the Cyber Crime Bill from the National Assembly. Many of the cyber crimes listed in the bill needed modern forensic methods to be investigated properly and the lab can  make sure that investigations are impartial and up to date.

The aim of the DFRSC will be to provide assistance in investigations for crimes involving the use of cellphones, internet and social media.

To spread awareness about fighting crime in this digital age, the DFRSC will conduct researches, trainings, certifications, surveys and degree programs. In addition to these, the center will also publish white papers relating to different forensics and cyber security fields.

The first director of the DFRSC, once its operational, is expected to be Mr. Kokab Jamal Zuberi, the founding chairman of International Association of Digital Forensic Experts.

The event attracted a lot of notable guests. Also in attendance during the seminar were former Governor Punjab Khalid Maqbool as the chief guest, with NAB Punjab’s Director General Burhan Ali, police teams from Islamabad and Lahore, FIA Director General Syed Tehsin Shah, Lahore High Court Bar Association President Rana Zia Abdul Rehman and National Cyber Security Task Force member Khwaja Muhammad Ali, among other notable persons.

Via Daily Times

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