Collaborations between Pak & China on cyber security

Pak & China emphasize on the formation of reliable international cyberspace that promotes mutual cooperation and have agreed to bridge cyber security gaps.

Collaborations between Pak & China on cyber securityBoth countries are willing to construct international and multilateral partnerships for the growth of digital economies.

The government of China has settled a comprehensive cyberspace regulation system comprising on new policies, laws and institutions that transformed the national and international cyberspace landscape.

Pakistan along with China is playing active role in cooperation process for international cyberspace treaty at First and Third Committee of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) and United Nations Groups of Governmental Experts (UNGGE) at United Nations Security Council (UNSC).

The Ministry of Planning, Development and Reform in collaboration with the Chinese National Development & Reform Commission envisioned the promotion of cyberspace connectivity through the construction of a “cross-border optical fibre network” in 2016.

Construction of China`s 1st ever privately-owned submarine cable system known as the “Pakistan & East Africa Connecting Europe (PEACE) in collaboration with Pakistan and South Africa. This Chinese Company will construct 12,000 km cable system in collaboration with Pakistani Company CyberNet.

The governments of Pak & China have planned a joint construction of second landing station at Gwadar to minimize the disruption of internet traffic in case of damage to the Karachi station. The construction of this new station is expected to start in 2021 after final feasibility report.

Chinese Company Huawei completed Safe City Projects in Lahore and Islamabad and will soon started in Karachi, Peshawar, Quetta and Gwadar as well. Pakistan`s first-ever “National Data Centre” established in collaboration with Huawei is already operational.

Another huge and centralized data center will be completed in 2020 to bring improvements in e-governance services for the citizens of Pakistan by China.

MoU was signed between the National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) and the Beihang University for the establishment of advance Cyber security Research Centre (CSRC) at NUST for organizing workshops, conferences and summer schools to create and increase cyber security awareness.

The cooperation in cyber security between Pak & China will strengthen the strategic partnership between Pakistan and China. The mutual efforts to achieve a secure, stable and accessible ICT will promote regional security, peace and development. It will unleash the huge geopolitical and commercial benefits for both countries.