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President for digitalization of Parliament within given timelines

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: President Dr. Arif Alvi on Monday asked the relevant organizations to ensure the implementation of the digitalization of the Parliament within the given timelines.

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While chairing a meeting on President’s Initiative for Cyber-Efficient Parliament (PICEP) at Aiwan-e-Sadr in Islamabad, the president underlined the need for incorporating Information Technology into the business of state entities like the National Assembly and Senate, etc to improve the efficiency, transparency, and responsiveness of the government.

The meeting was attended by the Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser, the Deputy Chairman Senate Mirza Muhammad Afridi, the Secretary Ministry of Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Abdul Aziz Uqaili, the Secretary Ministry of IT & Telecom Dr. Sohail Rajput, the Secretary National Assembly Secretariat Tahir Hussain, and senior government officials.

The Ministry of IT and Telecom gave a presentation on the implementation status of the 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.

While 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.

President Arif Alvi 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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