ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday underlined the need for utilisation of latest technology to facilitate the public and resolved that the government was fully committed to e-governance for better performance and delivery system.
He was addressing a launching ceremony of issuance of letters of administration and succession certificates by the Punjab government in collaboration with National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA).
The prime minister observed that a revolution had been brought to the world by the information and technology sector which also ensured hassle-free governance system.
“The government is implementing e-governance to end routine files and paper system. For the first time, land record is being computerized to facilitate public,” he said adding that in the federal capital territory, such system was being introduced under a target set for the month of August.
The initiative is part of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s vision to facilitate the public to get their rights without facing difficulties. The system is also adopted by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Sindh province.
The prime minister observed that people often faced difficulties in their day-to-day life but IT had provided short cut solutions to various issues. He said it was the job of the government to remove hardships in the lives of people and serve them
The prime minister referred to introduction of in-house developed software in the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Hospital which had made its functions completely paperless. He opined that through the adoption of this technology, the pilferage and corruption also ended there.
The prime minister said NADRA was expected to facilitate overseas Pakistanis as the government wanted to enable them to take part in the general elections with a foolproof voting system. He said about nine million overseas Pakistanis were their assets as they had been serving the country economically by sending back remittances.
The prime minister further said that introduction of Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) would eliminate all polling issues. He also lauded the efforts of the law minister and NADRA chairman for the successful launch of the initiative.
Minister for law Farogh Naseem said that the initiative would benefit about 120 million population of Punjab province as applicants would get the required documents within a timeframe of fifteen days.
He said soon after the introduction of this system in Islamabad, authorities received 350 applications and out of which 317 applicants had been issued the required documents.
He expressed the confidence that the initiative reduced caseload in the courts by 25 to 30 percent. The law minister said that they would expand the system to facilitates the overseas Pakistanis living in US, UK, and the Middle East.