Electronic Signature Under The Law Of Pakistan

Electronic signatures in Pakistan are regulated by the Electronic Transactions Ordinance, which was promulgated on September 11, 2002 (the “ETO”), to recognize and facilitate documents, records, information, communications and transactions in electronic form, and to provide for the accreditation of certification service providers.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

How are electronic signature and advanced electronic signature defined under the ETO?
What is the legal status of electronic signatures under the ETO?
How are Certification Service Providers (“CSPs”) regulated under the ETO?


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