PTI government issues important instructions over use of WhatsApp in official communication
*LAHORE: **PTI government in Punjab issues important instructions over use of WhatsApp in official communication.*
Punjab government has banned the sharing of official documents through WhatsApp by government offices over concerns of confidential information being leaked to irrelevant persons.
The provincial authorities had received complaints that government departments were using WhatsApp to run their office matters and documents were being exchanged on the messaging service. Furthermore, WhatsApp groups were formed for this purpose and documents were reportedly being leaked.
The top officers took notice of this and all departments were instructed to stop working on the cross-platform messaging service as it might lead to a potential threat to government and its procedures.
Officials of the provincial government revealed that the Services and General Administration Department (S&GAD) issued the orders.
With regard to the orders, the Punjab commissioner of Overseas Pakistanis Commission, the Punjab Government Servants Housing Foundation MD the Anti-Corruption DG and Punjab Procurement Regularity Authority MD have been sent a letter.
Moreover, all section officers, law officers and state officers have also been informed about the orders.
According to the orders, the ban will be implemented immediately.