Pak Telecom authority denies planning to snoop on all phone calls, e-mails, sms'

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Islamabad, Sep.9 (ANI): The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has rejected reports regarding it forming a regulation committee to monitor telecom traffic including phones calls, e-mails and text messages, The Daily Times reports.

Commenting on the reports regarding the PTA's plans of having a monitoring cell to keep tab of all telecommunication traffic, a PTA spokesperson said monitoring cyber and telecom traffic does not come under the authority's mandate.

The spokesperson, however, said the PTA has installed latest filters to check illegal telecommunication traffic coming into the country.

Earlier, it was reported that the PTA has drafted a plan to monitor all telecommunication traffic, including landlines, mobile services and emails.

It was also reported that the PTA has already prepared a code of conduct for monitoring. (ANI)

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