According to a Member of the Provincial Assembly (MPA) of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Dr. Sumera Shams, the KP assembly has unanimously passed the resolution proposed by her to legalize cryptocurrency and crypto mining.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's Assembly anonymously passed my resolution on #Cryptocurrency & #Cryptomining. Indeed #Pakistan progressing towards digitalisation to compete the world. Kudos to @ZiaBangashPTI & @fawadchaudhry for their hard work and dedication in the field. https://t.co/id2LUnnGBo pic.twitter.com/TbQvYDsMEl
— Dr Sumera shams (@SumeraShams) December 2, 2020
The draft of the resolution has been tweeted by the advisor to the Chief Minister of KP on science and technology, Zia Ullah Khan Bangash. The resolution urges the assembly to ratify the resolution so that Pakistan stays with the advancement in digital technology in the world. Therefore, the government should also formulate a set of laws to regulate cryptocurrency and crypto mining in KP.
Waqar Zaka should definitely be happy with the step taken by the KP government as he has strongly advocated the need for the legalization of cryptocurrency in the country. His hearing is due on the 17th of December where the court will mandate the legalization of cryptocurrency if the government officials fail to give a satisfactory response.
This a great step for Pakistan as it will promote digital currencies in the country and boost the digital economy especially as Pakistan aims to make itself the IT hub of Asia. Many countries around the world have already adopted cryptocurrencies as a valid method of making everyday transactions.
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