Cybercrimes bill passage still looks a hard task




STAFF REPORT ISB: The government’s proposed cybercrime legislation has met a stumbling block in the opposition-dominated Senate as its chairman Raza Rabbani has vaguely told the government the controversial bill will not be passed unless it is made acceptable to all stakeholders.

Expressing reservations over the very controversial’ draft of the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill, 2015, he last week asked the government to initiate fresh consultations while calling for the

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Auction of 3G/4G spectrum still hangs in balance




STAFF REPORT ISB: The auction for next generation network spectrum (3G/4G) hangs in the balance, as InterConnect Communication, the consultant hired for the auction, has reportedly painted a gloomy picture of market readiness.

According to an official in PTA, the consultant has completed the market assessment after holding a series of meetings with various stakeholders, including telecom operators in the country. After extensive exercise, the consultant has drafted a report and

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AUCTION OF 3G/4G SPECTRUM STILL HANGS IN BALANCE


STAFF REPORT ISB: The auction for next generation network spectrum (3G/4G) hangs in the balance, as InterConnect Communication, the consultant hired for the auction, has reportedly painted a gloomy picture of market readiness.

According to an official in PTA, the consultant has completed the market assessment after holding a series of meetings with various stakeholders, including telecom operators in the country. After extensive exercise, the consultant has drafted a report and submitted

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