The Islamabad High Court gave the Federal Government 2 weeks to Submit its Response to a Petition filed against the Lack of E-Commerce facilities in the country.
IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah Issued Notices to the commerce and information technology ministries, noting that the Petitioner was aggrieved because the Respondents had Failed to implement the mandatory Requirements envisaged in the E-Commerce Policy 2019.
The petition, a citizen named Junaied Hafeez, informed the court that since a Decade, Amazon had Restricted anyone from Pakistan from Logging in to its website because of the country’s Unsecured Payment method.
No Official Negotiations of offer to Start Operations of Amazon or PayPal in Pakistan have been made thus far, the petition read.
It transpires that the Govt Failed [to take] this simple yet Logical towards Globalisation and Modernisation.
The petitioner pointed out that the E-Commerce industry had Grown to over $4 Trillion worldwide but Pakistan had Failed to cash in on the opportunities this sector offered because of the Govt’s Lack of interest.
He further Pleaded to the court to Declare the E-Commerce Policy, 2019 Flawed and Defective.