Wed. Jul 28th, 2021

FBR Clarifies News About Use of Pirated Software

Federal Board of Revenue has issued a clarification on the news item pertaining to use of pirated software and has stated that PRAL a service provider for FBR, Punjab Revenue Authority, Sindh Revenue Board and other revenue collecting agencies, have been using virtualization softwares. Some are free and open source, while others are licensed softwares. PRAL have been using licensed Hyper-V software mostly. For POC (proof of concept) on some of its machines other virtualization softwares have been installed to gauge their effectiveness. Final evaluations /recommendations have been made, based on these one or two virtualization softwares which are planned to be procured soon.