ISLAMABAD: The federal government has decided to create a separate PTA-style regulatory authority to monitor online activities and cybercrime in the country, while the Pakistan Govt Decides to Register Websites Web Channels and YouTube Channels.
The powers of PTA, FIA cyber crimes will be transferred to the authority for which the IT Ministry has sent the bill to the federal cabinet.
Ministry of Information Technology officials, the government has decided to create a separate PTA-style regulatory authority to monitor the growing online activities and cybercrime cases across the country.
The name of the new regulatory authority will be E-Safety Authority. The IT Ministry has sent a bill to the federal cabinet, which states that all websites will be monitored by the E-Safety Authority.
The proposed bill, the authority will have the authority to issue licenses and fines for violations of the law while the authority will also monitor the websites of TV channels and newspapers, the authority will also have the authority to grant licenses to web channels. .
The power of web monitoring will be withdrawn from the PTA, the powers given to the FIA under the PICA Act have also been declared inadequate.
The e-Safety Authority Bill, Pakistan Govt Decides to Register Websites Web Channels and YouTube Channels the social media rules created under the PICA Act also did not prove effective, PTA does not have access to block content on social media, according to the PICA Act, no separate authority was created to deal with cyber crimes. went The task was given to the FIA, which is already overburdened with other matters.