Four labs established to secure govt, secret agencies data

Uploading of blasphemous content on social media to be controlled, NA told

Islamabad

The National Assembly was informed Thursday that four modern laboratories have been established to prevent leakage of any government or secret agencies’ data.
Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Shaikh Aftab Ahmad told the House during question hour that National Telecom and Information Technology Security Board [NTISB] is mandated to ensure communication security within government departments and report any breaches of security to concerned authorities. He said continuous monitoring of IT Infrastructure through technical tentacles and sharing of information regarding any cyber-attack, intrusion and malwares with government organizations is also being ensured.
To a question, he said vigorous efforts are being made to prevent uploading of blasphemous content on the social media. To another question, the Minister said that the Pakistan Baitul Mal has established 34 Sweet Homes across the country to provide better health, education and shelter to the needy children. He said PBM also provides assistance to all and sundry in health, education and other needs in transparent manner.
Minister of State for Capital Administration and Development Division Tariq Fazal Chaudhary told the House that new pathology lab, emergency and state-of-the-art wards have been established to facilitate patients at the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS).
He said work is underway to establish a new burn unit, trauma centre and mother-child unit at the hospital. Tariq Fazal Chaudhry said dialyses facilities are also provided to the patients at PIMS and an exclusive dialyses centre is also being established to handle the growing number of patients.—INP

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