E-Commerce Working Group (ECWG) Initiatives

SrChrono-logy RefDateActivityType of ActivityECWG
11.47-Apr-00Prepared agenda for First ECWG meeting focused on different stakeholdersInvited prominent stakeholders from private and public sectorECWG 
21.58-Apr-00First meeting of E-Commerce Working Groups (ECWG) for Trade Facilitation, EFT, Law and InfrastructureEstablished EC Working Groups of major stakeholdersECWG
31.613-Apr-00Review at SBP of recommendations of ECWG meeting of 8 AprCoordination with SBP and  other stakeholdersECWG
41.1025-Apr-00Organized workshop of 4 WGs at EC Conference on advice of Chairman EPB; ~ 50 participants in each WG Obtained consensus on EC Action Plan in IT PolicyECWG
52.13-May-00Review of conference recommendations of EFTWG: Issues of Internet transfers, standards, HR, inter-bank transfersFWG meeting of 14 stakeholdersECWG 
62.24-May-00Preparation of pilot project proposals recommended by the TFWG during April 26 workshop TFWG meeting of 11 stakeholdersECWG
72.310-May-00Preparation of TOR for ECH and proposal for seminars for bankers and internet merchant accountsFWG meeting of 14 stakeholdersECWG 
82.4*11-May-00Meeting with Minister S&T, presentation of proposals/ recommendations of ECWG meetings. IslamabadCoordination with MoST regarding EC initiativesECWG
92.817-May-00Evaluation of proposed ECH requirements, and electronic utility bills payments systems by financial sector expertsFWG meeting of 13 membersECWG 
102.1418-May-00Finalized procedure for exports < $500, defined pilot project and related cyber laws for EC exports through internetTFWG meeting of 7 members of the stakeholder organizationsECWG
112.2524-May-00Evaluation of the feasibility of Internet Merchant Accounts and preparation of agenda for SBP Governor meetingFWG meeting of 6 membersECWG
122.2727-May-00Finalized proposals for Governo’s meeting on EFT, Merchant Accounts, EC Network, pilot project, ECHFWG meeting of 9 membersECWG
133.11-Jun-00Procedure for up to $500 E-Commerce exports facilitation  Discussions on TradePoint, returns, QA proceduresTFWG meeting of 8 members for refinement of the procedureECWG 
143.1010-Jun-00Development of procedure for e-form pilot project and discussion on open procedural issuesTFWG of 9 stakeholdersECWG
153.1112-Jun-00Analysis of IT Ordinance Draft and development of proposalsLegalWG meeting with 12 stakeholdersECWG 
163.1212-Jun-00Resolution of issues in procedure for internet related shipmentsTGWG of 7 participantsECWG 
173.1519-Jun-00Prepared presentation for inter-ministerial meeting with stakeholder ministriesLegal WG meeting of 9 stakeholdersECWG 
184.18-Jul-00Identification of issues in the development of EFT infrastructure at the inter-branch levelFWG meeting with 12 stakeholdersECWG
194.714-Jul-00Evaluation of alternatives for  National EFT Data Comm Network by stakeholders and area expertsFWG meeting with 7 participantsECWG
204.925-Jul-00Costing of National network for Intra bank EFT of major branches. Development of NPS PlanFWG meeting with 7 participantsECWG
215.57-Aug-00FWG meeting at IBA and review with Secy IT&T of tasks at PTCLCoordination with MoST, PTCLECWG
225.1017-Aug-00Identified survey questions for obtaining autmation status of banks with reference to Ecommerce & ebankingFWG meeting of 7 membersECWG 
235.1425-Aug-00Finalized E-Commerce action plan proposals and presentation for CBR TFWG meeting with 11 stakeholdersECWG 
247.823-Oct-00Presentation/review of EC trade sector plan of TFWG with Tariq Habib, expert from Itisalaat, on behest of MoST12 TFWG members’ interaction with international expertsECWG 
257.923-Oct-00Presentation/Review of financial sector plan prepared by FWG & ECH task force by Tariq Habib, on MoST’s behestCoordination with international expertsECWG 
2612.1127-Mar-01 International consultants, EC solution providers met with TFWG at SBP to review EC plan and projects for messages developmentTFWG meeting with international experts of 20 participantsECWG
2714.17*23-May-01E-Commerce Legislation Meeting with  Legal Consultant on invitation of MoST in IslamabadCoordination with MoST & stakeholdersECWG
2815.27-Jun-01Arranged E-Commerce Legislation Workshop with over 60 participants and 4 speakers for delegation from MinistryCoordination with MoST officials and representativesECWG
2917.722-Aug-01FWG and ECH meeting with banks representatives & advisor MoST at SBP to review the banking sector initiativesCoordination with MoST & banksECWG