The Sindh High Court has again issued notices to the Federal Ministry of Home Affairs, Secretary IT Department NADRA and others regarding the sale of sensitive data of 115 million Pakistanis on the Dark Web.
A two-judge bench comprising Justice Muhammad Ali Mazhar and Justice Yusuf Ali Saeed heard the petition of Tariq Mansoor Advocate regarding the sale of sensitive data of 115 million Pakistanis on the Dark Web. Despite the court notice, the parties did not file a reply. The court was outraged when a PTA lawyer sought time to file a reply.
Justice Muhammad Ali Mazhar remarked that theft of sensitive data of Pakistani people is a very serious matter. What steps are the agencies taking to prevent data theft? Institutions should look into the issue of data theft in the Senate. The court re-issued notices to the Federal Ministry of Home Affairs, Secretary IT Department NADRA and others and sought a detailed reply from the parties on May 29.
In the petition, Tariq Mansoor Advocate stated that on April 10, sensitive data of 115 million Pakistanis were uploaded on the Dark Web for sale. Sensitive data of citizens is being sold for Rs. 35 crore. The data included mobile users’ ID card numbers, full address phone numbers and more. In addition, data can be sold to citizens. Deputy Chairman NADRA was sacked on charges of data theft. This has also come to the fore in the Senate Standing Committee. Top officials are trying to suppress this.