NACTA being strengthened to monitor misuse of cyberspace

02:28 PM | 31 Jul, 2018
NACTA being strengthened to monitor misuse of cyberspace
ISLAMABAD- Plans are underway to strengthen Cyber Crimes Wing at Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and Cyber Security Wing at the National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA) and increase their capacity to curb cyber crimes.

This has been envisaged in National Internal Security Policy  (NISP-2018-23). The basic objective behind this initiative, which has been launched in collaboration with Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), is to monitor misuse of cyberspaces.

Modern technology will be leveraged to improve processes,  enhance efficiency and effectiveness, increase transparency and institutionalize new ways of delivering public services.

The policy document on Tuesday revealed that the Integrated Border Management System, Safe City project and biometric SIM registration system are successful examples of using Information Technology to achieve these objectives.

New initiatives will also be launched along the same lines, including a number of new information systems.

National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA)  will be empowered to take a lead on the development/implementation of these systems.

These include Information Systems proposed under criminal justice system reforms (already mentioned in the preceding section), Pakistan Visa processing system designed to streamline visa applications, National centralized vehicle database and National Criminal Database and Fingerprint Identification System.

It is also envisaged in the Policy that a National Cyber Security Strategy shall be developed to secure services and infrastructure from cyber-attacks.

Public campaigns will also be launched to promote awareness about cybersecurity threats.

Militant organizations use cyberspaces for propagating their messages, recruitment and generating funding. Many individuals and organizations also launch attacks on critical infrastructure that is supported by IT such as financial, communication or energy sectors etc.

Associated Press of Pakistan Corporation (APPC) - Pakistan's Premier News Agency


Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pakistani Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 13 June 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 13, 2024 (Thursday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.6 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 296 and selling rate is 299 while British Pound rate is 350.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75 and Saudi Riyal at 75.9.

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.6 280.65
Euro EUR 296 299
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5 353
U.A.E Dirham AED 75 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.1 73.85
Australian Dollar AUD 182 184
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.88 748.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206
China Yuan CNY 38.38 38.78
Danish Krone DKK 40.14 40.54
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.66 36.01
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.19 917.19
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.3 59.9
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.79 172.79
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.97 26.27
Omani Riyal OMR 723.52 731.52
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203.5 205.5
Swedish Korona SEK 26.4 26.7
Swiss Franc CHF 309.94 312.44
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71


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