Functions of ECAC enunciated under Section 21 of Electronic Transaction Ordinance 2002. ECAC is a regulatory body
having enforcement powers to regulate electronic transactions in Public and Private Sectors. Besides grant and renewal of
certificates to certification service providers including their cryptography services and security procedures, it monitors
compliance, establish and manage the repository for certificates and digital documents.
Take some time to meet the people behind ECAC.
Brigadier (R) Viqar Rashid Khan, Sitara-e-Imtiaz (Military), served in Pakistan Army for thirty two years at Senior Level Executive Appointments of Command and Staff of various Telecommunications, Radio, Electronic Warfare, Intelligence, Protocol and Liaison, Management, Administration and Human Resources Departments. Rich experience in handling Telecommunication Setup, IT, Cyber Security and Regulatory bodies including project management and procurement of highly sensitive telecommunication equipment at national and international level. Managed strategic level relations with Diplomatic Community in Pakistan. Possesses and demonstrates strong organizing ability, man-management, administration and communication skills. Served on Secondment abroad in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and provided Operational Radio, Line and Telecommunication support to Saudi Army for Over 3 Years. Since 2013 serving as Chairman / MD National Telecommunication Corporation (NTC) and Chairman Electronic Certification Accreditation Council (ECAC). NTC is the only Public Sector Telecom Organization responsible to provide secure and reliable Telecommunication Services (Telephone/Data/IT) to the Federal Government, Provincial Governments, Armed Forces, Defence Organizations or such other Government Agencies or Government Institutions as the Federal Government may determine.
Syed Ahsen Zaidi has over 40 years of experience in field of telecommunication, Cryptology and software engineering. He Graduated from University of Sciences and technology Lahore in 1986 in telecommunication Engineering. He attained his Master’s degree in Computer Engineering from University of South Wales, Sydney, Australia in 1998. He has vast research experiences in field of cryptology and Computer. Presently he is serving in Mobilink.
Dr. Saad Zafar is currently working as Dean, Faculty of Computing and also heads Riphah Institute of Systems Engineering (a center-of-excellence in Cybersecurity). He has been affiliated with the field of information technology for about thirty years. He started his career working at Phoenix Technologies and Polysar Incorporated in USA. Since then he has been involved in many projects related to software acquisition, development and implementation as software engineer, project manager and chief information officer. Dr. Saad Zafar received his PhD in the field of Information Security from Griffith University, Australia. He leads Secure and Dependable research group at Riphah and has supervised number of research students in the same field. He is qualified as Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) and Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT) by passing ISACA® examinations. He is also trained as ISO/IEC 27001 Lead Auditor and Lead Implementer. Dr. Zafar is a member of National Cyber Security Taskforce setup by the Senate’s Standing Committee on Defense in Pakistan. He is also Member Electronic Certification Accreditation Council (ECAC) setup by Ministry of Information Technology, Government of Pakistan under Electronic Transactions Ordinance (ETO).
Farhan Mirza is a seasoned professional in the field of standardization and has an experience of over 15 years leading the implementation and auditing of various international standards including but not limited to Information Security, Capability Maturity Model and various ISO standards. Farhan is also an IRCA aurorized trainer and auditor for various lead auditor courses and in addition to that has carried out more then 125 SCAMPI Appraisals around the globe for IT industry based on various maturity Levels of CMMI. Farhan has led various organisations and is recognised as a pertinent entrepreneur and has represented Pakistan in countries like USA, China, Malaysia, KSA, UAE and many others. He is also a member of Electronic Certification Accreditation Council ( ECAC) setup by Ministry of Information Technology, Government of Pakistan under Electronic Transaction Ordinance (ETO).
Mr. Hasnain Ashraf, currently overseeing the work of the development of regulatory framework under Electronic Transactions Ordinance, 2002 was appointed as a Member of ECAC since April 2015. He is Partner at AQLAAL Advocates. He has extensive work experience in telecommunications, power and corporate sectors. He regularly advises on transactional, drafting and consulting assignments in power, telecommunication and real estate sectors for the public and private sector clients. He has taught at International Islamic University Islamabad and at Quaid-e-Azam University.