Pakistan Army To Assist Sindh in Setting Up Its Cybercrime Unit

Pakistan Army will assist the Sindh Government in developing its own cybercrime unit. National Database & Registration Authority (NADRA) and other government organizations are expected to submit proposals for Karachi Safe City project.

Apex Committee meeting was held at Chief Minister (CM) house Karachi on Monday. It was presided by CM Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah, Corps Commander Karachi Lt Gen Hamayun Aziz, Director General of Pakistan Rangers (Sindh) Major General Muhammad Saeed, Secretary Interior Kabeer Qazi and IG Sindh Dr. Kaleem Imam attended the meeting.

During the meeting, the law and order situation was discussed. Secretary Interior informed the Sindh government about measures to implement the Apex committee’s 22 decisions.

Cybersecurity also came under discussion. Corps Commander Karachi Lt Gen Hamayun Aziz said that a cybersecurity system must be developed and run by the Sindh government. He offered Sindh government to use Pakistan Army’s expertise to develop a cyber setup.

“Will request the Chief of Army Staff to provide assistance to Sindh government for the setup of a cybersecurity wing,” Corp Commander told.

The matter of Karachi Safe City project was also discussed and it was decided to speed up the project. Provincial government first decided to implement Safe City with the collaboration of the private sector in Public-Private Partnership (PPP) mode. But due to difficulties, this project could not be implemented.

“Safe City will is not just a camera installation project. It will be an emergency response project. Local police, traffic police, fire brigade, and other services will be associated with Safe City,” Murad told.

Murad also told the meeting that provincial government is committed to curbing the street crimes. The government will table a bill in the Sindh Assembly to amend CRPC section 30. The Special Magistrate will be given power to trail street criminals.