February 18, 2024
Pakistan Government Approves IT Ministry's Cybersecurity Project
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Pakistan Government Approves IT Ministry’s Cybersecurity Project to Deter Attacks

Pakistan Government Approves IT Ministry’s Cybersecurity Project to Deter Attacks

Pakistan Government Approves IT Ministry’s Cybersecurity Project to Deter Attacks

The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet recently greenlit a technical supplementary grant of Rs10 billion for the Ministry of Information Technology (IT) aimed at bolstering the Digital Information Infrastructure Initiative. This initiative seeks to equip the national critical information infrastructure with the necessary technical capabilities to proactively detect potential cyber threats and prevent cyber security breaches. The decision was announced in a Finance Ministry press release following an ECC meeting chaired by Finance Minister Dr. Shamshad Akhtar. The meeting was attended by Energy Minister Mohammad Ali, Planning Minister Sami Saeed, Communication Minister Shahid Ashraf Tarar, IT Minister Umar Saif, and other officials.

In addition to the approval for the Digital Information Infrastructure Initiative, the ECC also gave the green light to the proposal from the Petroleum Division regarding the “Re-grant of Sui Development and Production Lease” after receiving endorsement from the Balochistan Government. Furthermore, a summary from the Ministry of Maritimes Affairs concerning the “Revised Fee of Issuance of Certificate of Quality and Origin and Other Certificates for Fish and Fishery Products under Pakistan Fish Inspection and Quality Control Rules, 1998” was approved. The ECC directed the Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Maritimes Affairs to explore additional investment opportunities.

Moreover, the committee approved a summary from the Ministry of National Food Security and Research regarding the “Extension of Farm Mechanization Scheme of Kissan Package.” It also gave its nod to a summary from the Ministry of Energy (Petroleum Division) regarding the “Amendment in the decision of ECC of the Cabinet regarding Urea Fertilizer Requirement for Rabi Season 2023-24” without any subsidy implications.

Discussions during the ECC meeting also included a summary from the Ministry of Energy regarding the “Deed of settlement Pursuant to the Pakistan Oil Refining Policy 2023 for upgradation of Existing/ Brownfield Refineries,” which was deemed appropriate. Additionally, three summaries from the Petroleum Division concerning the “Supply of Gas/RLNG to Fatimafert and Agritech to meet the requirement of Urea,” “Allocation of Gas from M/s United Energy Pakistan’s Mohar Field to SSGCL,” and “Allocation of Condensate to Attock Refinery Limited and its Freight Charges Adjustment through Inter Freight Equalization Mechanism” were also approved.

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Sabiha Rajpoot, a journalist from Pakistan, having BA- Journalism degree, writes on different scenarios. Sabiha is also a doctor degree at DHMS.

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