Pakistan Lacks Laws to Combat Cyber Terrorism

Pakistan currently has no law to combat cyber terrorism as the Prevention of Electronic Crime Ordinance introduced in February 2009 is no more functional after completing its constitutional life, according to a senior official at the Pakistani government.

The official who serves at the Federal Law Enforcement Agency said the Ministry of Interior repeatedly drew attention of the Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Technology to announce the ordinance through the Parliament, without any success, The Nation reports.

Sources in the FIA Lahore said many complaints, inquiries and cases were pending with the FIA’s National Response Centre for Cyber Crime, which was established to counter cyber-related crimes and terrorism.

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