LAHORE - The ripple effect of the international shocker, the NSA-leak finally approached Pakistan, as the alert Senator, Mushahid Husain Syed in collaboration with Pakistan Information Security Association (PISA), are all set to draft Pakistan’s first cyber security strategy policy.As the world watched the NSA whistleblower, Edward Snowden, bouncing from country to country after his massive disclosure, Pakistan which was going through a democratic sensitive transition, seemed untouched despite being one of the hottest locations of cyber intelligence and warfare. Responding to the NSA-leak, the Pakistani government came up with a weak protest to the US and that too from the foreign office. However, the timid IT-Ministry preferred staying out of the high-profile situation as no statement in this regard was seen from their side. Since the surfacing of the leak, The Nation has been trying to get through to the newly-appointed IT Minister, Anusha Rehman, who could not be reached despite repeated attempts.PISA (an NGO) President and former FIA cyber-wing executive Ammar Jaffri met Standing Committee on Defence Chairman Mushahid Husain Syed to discuss and draft Pakistan's Cyber Security Policy. Mushahid’s proposal on the subject was unanimously endorsed by the Finance Committee of the Senate. In his six point budget proposal the Senator recommended that funds should be allocated in the budget for a Cyber Security Strategy since Pakistan stands in the middle of the ongoing cyber warfare. This budget would be entrusted to a cyber security task force which would encounter various cyber affairs working in the IT ministry secretariat. Snowden in his series of revelations exposed a tool used by the NSA called the ‘Boundless informant’. According to the tool Pakistan occupied second position on the surveillance list. The tool was a heat map that allowed it to record and analyse the location of the data transfers and processing. Pakistan was spotted in the hottest region of the heat map.It was established that a private bill cyber security would be laid in the National Assembly and Senate during a meeting between the PISA and Mushahid Husain. The draft bill will be prepared with mutual consultation and prior to that, the PISA will prepare a report on the said subject as well. Talking to this scribe, PISA President Ammar Jafferi said they were well buckled and ready to draft the cyber security strategy. He said they would do their best to help the government to legislate cyber security affairs.  Mushahid Hussian, the first to step forward in the wake of the NSA-leak, talking to this scribe said the cyber warfare was the future. He said it was pertinent to setup a cyber task force to encounter digital interference. A policy seminar is to be held at Pakistan institute for Parliamentary Services (PIPS) on July 8 at 4pm in this regard.The world came to awe when the myths about the possibility of data sorting and cyber surveillance finally made hard-news as former CIA agent, now a contractor at the US National Security Agency, Edward Snowden revealed a document to an international paper. The document forced a US telecom giant to share personal data including calls and emails and other sensitive user data with the NSA. This leak was made after Snowden scrambled to Hong Kong from the US with his four laptops and access to secret data.  Later, a second story revealed the presence of the secret programme Prism, in which the NSA had "direct access" to data held by Google, Facebook, Apple and other US internet tycoons, which further fuelled the fire.Snowden flew from Hong Kong to Russia which had no extradition relations with the US. The US by all might wants Snowden back but is refused by both the countries. He is still on the run and said to be in a transit in Russia and is on his way to Ecuador, reported different media channels.