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ISLAMABAD:

The Senate Standing Committee on Data Expertise directed creating consciousness amongst dad and mom relating to the social media use, saying that it was not for the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to dam websites, the Media Directorate of the Senate Secretariat stated in an announcement on Monday.

The committee, which met with its chairperson Rubina Khalid within the chair, mentioned the problems of public significance raised in the home by Senator Atiq Sheikh and by Munir Ahmed Khan. The difficulty of ban on social media additionally got here underneath detailed dialogue.

Senator Khalid stated that oldsters needs to be given obligations for his or her households. “It is not the PTA’s job to shut things down,” she added. PTA officers informed the committee that they have been offering data by way of commercials and the SMS.

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Officers of the data know-how (IT) ministry knowledgeable the committee that they have been offering services to IT professionals. “We have started training programmes and about 25,000 IT graduates are passing out annually,” stated an IT ministry official.

The official stated that the ministry was additionally coaching freelancers, including that out of 1.7 million freelancers, 500,000 have been making month-to-month earnings. “We do monitor through a third party,” the official informed the committee, including that the monitor was finished on-line.

The difficulty of pensions of the workers of the Pakistan Telecommunication Firm Restricted (PTCL) was additionally mentioned within the assembly. The IT secretary knowledgeable the committee that the matter was no extra a difficulty of the subordinate division of a authorities ministry.

“The PTET [Pakistan Telecommunication Employees Trust] has its own assets and funds,” the secretary stated, including that the ministry involved had performed its half. Senator Khalid confused that the ministry couldn’t cross on its accountability to another person.

Committee member Senator Rehman Malik stated the committee has given suggestion that the PTET has did not implement the committee’s directions, which was violation of the privilege of the home.

Later, whereas chairing committee assembly, Engineer Rukhsana Zubair stated that the matter was settled by the committee and its report can be introduced in the home. The committee additionally directed for rapid steps for his or her resolution of the issues going through the workers of the Phone Industries of Pakistan (TIP) and the Phone and Telegraph (TNT).

The assembly was attended by senators Rehman Malik, Taj Muhammad Afridi, Sana Jamali, Engineer Rukhsana Zubair, Muhammad Khalid Bizenjo and Nusrat Shaheen apart from officers of involved establishments.

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