The administration of Islamabad recently launched smart apps for the ease of citizens offering a number of public services. Recent reports show that apps for Islamabad Traffic Police (ITP), ICT Police, CDA, and others were reportedly hacked by Indian groups.
Luckily, the token tax payment service in the City Islamabad app has now successfully been recovered. Deputy Commissioner Islamabad revealed this news through a Facebook post.
How the apps got hacked?
It was revealed when one of the users opens the app for paying tax. The user opens the app to pay the annual tax of the car via mobile phone. The correspondent found that the services were no longer there except for basic information like rates of taxes of different cars, location of offices, etc.
Upon further checking none of the services like ITP, ICT Police, CDA, E-shopping, Court work, etc. were applicable.
Deputy Commissioner Islamabad Mr. Hamza Shafqat brief the media by saying:
“The applications were recently jammed by the administration of Islamabad. He informed that owing to the Indian hackers who were stealing information from these applications. The authorities had to halt the application temporarily for security reasons. The working is being done in this regard and we hope that a secure and protected application will be introduced shortly.”
Moreover, Prime Minister Imran Khan had personally participated in the ceremony when these applications were introduced in the capital. At the ceremony, he said that
“The launching of a modern-tech mobile application will bring a revolution in the lives of the dwellers of federal capital after getting various online services at their doorstep.”
Further, he said that the App would be replicated across the country after its implementation in the federal capital.
Islamabad Administration and the Online Services
The Islamabad Administration would provide 43 different online services through the facility. With the collaboration with the National Information Technology Board and the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA).
Earlier, the prime minister appreciated the launch of the services and said the provision of such facilities to the people at their doorstep would take Pakistan into the 21st century.
However, the applications were disrupted before they even began properly. Apart from the application Darust Daam, none of the applications were working at any time after they were launched.
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