The Senate Standing Committee on Cabinet Secretariat in Pakistan has made the decision to seriously combat signal jammers there.
The committee has taken note of the jammers that have been deployed in Pakistan’s public and private spaces and has said that they are dangerous for overall health.
Signal jammer exposure is not only damaging to human health, but it also poses a serious threat to safety and security since it prevents emergency services from working. In light of this, the Senate has at long last decided to look into the situation and has requested a report on the jammers set up in Pakistan.
Tuesday saw the Cabinet Secretariat meeting, which was presided over by Senator Rana Maqbool Ahmad. The meeting included a presentation on the activities and results of the Frequency Allocation Board (FAB) by a senior officer.
In order to find, recognise, and then report unlawful infractions, FAB has been aggressively monitoring radio frequencies, according to information provided to the Cabinet. Along Pakistan’s borders, the FAB also does cross-border spillover assessments for FM services and cellular networks.
During the fiscal year 2021–2022, the group submitted more than 4,000 monitoring instances to PTA.
The regular signal and cable disruptions and distortions were cited as reasons for the Cabinet meeting’s criticism of the service quality being offered to Pakistani consumers. The discussion also focused on the level of privacy protection offered to consumers in Pakistan. FAB said that they lacked the authority to invade the privacy of the average person.
Signal jammers generate electromagnetic radiation that is dangerous to human health, according to Senator Rukhsana Zuberi. The head of the committee noted that they also contribute to air pollution. As a result, there have been more customer complaints.
Additionally, it was stated during the conference that installing jammers requires NOCs from both persons and institutions and that doing so is prohibited.