Threatened by truthful conversations on the treatment of Muslims in Xinjiang and the thorny issue of Taiwan, the Chinese regime has stamped out freedom of thought once again.
With a fast growing information technology sector and a vibrant startup and entrepreneurial environment, Pakistan hopes to attract US tech giants away from other regional markets.
The charge comes after two Chinese nationals were indicted for trying to steal COVID-19 vaccine research and intellectual property, among a number of other cyber related crimes.
TikTok has faced increasing controversy over how it collects and uses data, although it has repeatedly denied sharing user information with Chinese authorities.
Concerns abound that technology and equipment being supplied from China could be used for espionage or sabotage.
Durshal aims to establish a network of community spaces to provide youth opportunities to collaborate, innovate, receive training and launch new businesses.
Afghanistan and Pakistan were among the countries targeted by almost 800 pages, groups and accounts Facebook identified as part of a disinformation operation 'directed from Iran'.
The database includes criminals' fingerprints, ID cards, cell phone numbers, criminal charges, photos and other details.
The objective of the policy is to raise the quality of governance, provide advanced training to youth, digitise the economy and improve access to secure and fast internet connectivity.
Banks operating in Pakistan have started to conduct biometric verification of account holders, meant to weed out phony accounts and to contain money laundering.