e-Governance

IT for Greater Efficiency, Transparency Within Government in Pakistan

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Qamar Zaman Kaira the Federal IT Minister has said that the present Government of Pakistan desires to use IT to bring about greater efficiency and transparency within the government, streamline the functioning of the government and at the same time facilitate the citizens by providing them services at their doorsteps. The Federal Minister was informed that 40 different IT projects are being executed by Electronic Government Directorate (EGD) of the Ministry of Information Technology for various federal government organisations. The Federal Minister appreciated the efforts of Electronic Government Directorate, which he stated is doing a remarkable effort in automating various processes of the federal government and assisting federal government organisations in making their services available online to citizens.

He further stated that e-Government could significantly contribute to the government's hundred days programme and beyond and desired that a briefing on this subject may be arranged for the benefit of the concerned offices. He informed that e-Government has been used worldwide for streamlining the working of the government. He particularly showed keen interest in using IT to bring greater transparency in the electoral process.

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