There is a big hue and cry on social media regarding the cybercrime bill “‘The Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act, 2015”. Many people are criticizing it a lot on Facebook whereas on twitter political leaders, right activists, IT experts, bloggers, social media strategist have also rejected the law and #WeRejectCyberBill trend was among top trends on twitter.
Minister of State of Information Technology and Telecommunication Anusha Rahman Khan said regarding the bill that it is necessary to prevent unauthorized acts with respect to information systems.It is very surprising to observe that IT Minister Anusha Rahman Khan has no official Facebook or twitter profile. Even on the Ministry of Information & Technology website there is no link of Facebook or twitter neither of Ministry nor of Anusha Rehman.
When our IT Minister is not active on these social media platforms how can she know about the complete depth of these cybercrime issues. Even trends which are going on twitter and suggestions will be missed by Anusha Rehman (which is very easy way to get all updates). It would be great from Government of Pakistan and also from Ministry of Information & Technology if takes IT experts, bloggers, social media strategist and all other concerned person’s point of view on this bill.
[junkie-alert style=”white”] IT Minister Anusha Rahman Khan has no official Facebook profile nor twitter profile [/junkie-alert]
For this they can easily take their suggestion as now online forms are available which can be embedded on Ministry of Information & Technology website and on their Facebook page (but after creating Facebook page).
The other big issue regarding this bill is it is available on internet in English language. Most of the people who uses internet in Pakistan understands Urdu language. The National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Information Technology must translate it in Urdu so that masses can also know complete details about the bill.
By Mubashir Mahmood