National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Information Technology and Telecommunication has asked the FIA, PTA, and other relevant authorities to give a briefing on objectionable media posted on the social networks.
The committee held a meeting with Ali Khan Jadoon in the chair. It was informed about the National Technology Fund, the criteria for awarding a contract to a company for the construction of an IT Park in Chak Shahzad, and National Incubation Centers (NICs).
IGNITE CEO, Yusuf Hussain informed the committee about the ongoing and upcoming projects in the IT sector. He briefed the committee about the progress of the operational National Incubation Centers (NICs), saying that IGNITE is paying a key role in supporting innovative ideas in all provinces.
The committee inquired about weak cell signals in some parts of Balochistan, asking to resolve these issues and ensure uninterrupted network services across the country.
A month ago, the committee was concerned about the issues of objectionable material on social media and the increasing cybercrime and fake accounts. The committee was informed that the PTA has constituted a dedicated cell, ‘Web Analysis Cell (WAC)’ to process the complaints about internet content regulation.