ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: President Dr. Arif Alvi has asked the relevant stakeholders to implement the digitalization process of Parliament by January 2023.
While chairing a meeting on President’s Initiative for Cyber Efficient Parliament (PICEP) at Parliament House in Islamabad on Wednesday, the president said that a Cyber Efficient Parliament would prove to be a milestone in improving government efficiency, transparency, and responsiveness.
The meeting was attended by the Chairman Senate Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani, the Speaker National Assembly, Asad Qaiser, the Minister for Information Technology & Telecom (MoIT&T) Syed Amin-ul-Haque, the Secretary MoIT&T Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui, and the Secretaries of Senate and National Assembly.
The Ministry of Information Technology & Telecom briefed the meeting about the implementation plan of Cyber Efficient Parliament.
The ministry informed that PC-I of the project had been prepared which would be sent to the competent forum, after completing the necessary formalities, for allocation of funds for the financial year 2021-2022.
The president stressed the need to meet the timelines with regard to the implementation of the Cyber Efficient Parliament project.
President Arif Alvi advised all stakeholders to work in unison for the early completion of this important project. He lauded the Ministry of Information Technology & Telecom for timely designing the PC-I of the Digital Parliament.
The Chairman Senate Sadiq Sanjarani and the Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser appreciated the initiative of President Arif Alvi, and said that the project once fully implemented would manifold enhance the efficiency of the Parliament.
They also assured their fullest support in the early completion of the project.
They also directed their respective Secretariats to a workout plan for capacity enhancement of Members in terms of Information Technology and gadgetry.