ISLAMABAD: The Cyber Security Council Bill 2014 was tabled in the Senate on Monday. The bill was presented by PML-Q Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed, seeking establishment of a National Cyber Security Council. The bill defines the functions and powers of the council that is meant to develop and draft policy guidelines and governance models related to ever emerging cyber security threat. The mover of the bill termed the cyber threat as one of the major non-military threats the country is facing. “Given the clear and present danger to Pakistan’s national security related to cyber warfare, as demonstrated by revelations of intrusion into privacy and spying by overseas intelligence networks, it is imperative that Pakistan takes institutional steps to combat this threat,” Senator Mushahid said expressing objectives of the bill.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 15th, 2014.