ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Information Technology and Telecommunication unanimously adopted Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill 2016 here on Tuesday.
The committee which met with Shahi Syed in chair discussed the bill in detail.
The Chairman said the bill will be handed over to the Senate Secretariat and it is up to Senate to bring the bill on the agenda .
Shahi Syed thanked all the members of the committee for showing keen interest and said The bill had been adopted unanimously due to cooperation of members and the Ministry of Information and Technology and Telecommunication.
The chairman also thanked and appreciated State Minister for Information Technology Anusha Rehman for extending support to the committee.
Anusha Rehman also thanked the committee members and chairman for unanimously adopting the bill.
The Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill 2016 had been passed by the National Assembly and it was refereed by the Chairman Senate Mian Raza Rabbabi to the committee for further consideration.
Under the law terrorism electronic fraud exaggeration of forgery crimes hate speeches pornographic materials about children illegal access of data (hacking) as well as interference with data and information system (DOS and DDOS attacks)specialized cyber related electronic forgery and electronic fraud etc would be punishable acts.