President for digitalization of Parliament within given timelines

PR No. 11/2021


Islamabad, 17 January 2022: President Dr Arif Alvi has asked the relevant organizations to ensure the implementation of the digitalization of the Parliament within the given timelines. He underlined the need for incorporating Information Technology into the business of state entities like the National Assembly, Senate etc. to improve the efficiency, transparency and responsiveness of the Government. He made these remarks while chairing a meeting on President’s Initiative for Cyber-Efficient Parliament (PICEP), at Aiwan-e-Sadr, today. Speaker National Assembly, Mr Asad Qaiser, Deputy Chairman Senate, Mirza Muhammad Afridi, Secretary Ministry of Planning, Development and Special Initiatives, Mr Abdul Aziz Uqaili, Secretary Ministry of IT & Telecom, Dr Sohail Rajput, Secretary National Assembly Secretariat, Mr Tahir Hussain, and senior officials of the Government attended the meeting.

            Ministry of IT and Telecom gave a presentation on the implementation status of PICEP. The meeting discussed the technical details of the project and emphasized the need to expeditiously execute it for speedy disposal of the parliamentary business.

            Addressing the meeting, the President highlighted that a digitalized parliament would improve the process of planning and provide members of parliament easy access to data and files through the latest tools and techniques. He reiterated that the Government was committed to transform the country into Digital Pakistan by transforming all ministries into digitally-empowered public organizations to improve governance and service delivery.


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