In order to reduce security risks during cabinet sessions, the Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication (MoITT) has started the replacement process for tablets.
ProPakistani was informed by knowledgeable government sources that a procurement tender will shortly be released. The National Telecommunication and Information Technology Security Board will be in charge of ensuring the security clearance of any local (native) software used in the tablets (NTISB).
According to sources, three indigenous programmes have been chosen after preliminary evaluation by the necessary authorities. More crucially, international businesses will be contacted as soon as possible to arrange the new tablets.
The smarter and safer choice was to simply change to newer and faster technology because the tablets that are now in use are outdated, cumbersome, and require licence renewals. After discussion, it was agreed to buy smart tablets equipped with contemporary technology for cabinet sessions.
Shehbaz Sharif, the prime minister, had earlier commanded an investigation into the use of Indian software in cabinet tablets. According to representatives of the National Information Technology Board, the inquiry committee at the time found cabinet tablet security to be unacceptable; nonetheless, in contrast to expectations, no security breaches were found (NITB).
Sources claim that the NITB was unable to persuade the NTISB, and as a result, the decision was made to replace the tablets with new ones.