Peshawar District Government to go online

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Peshawar District Government to go online

PESHAWAR:(APP) The City District Government on Wednesday inked an MoU with Sustainable Social Development Organization (SSDO) and U-Elect to install Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) tools at its offices to move smartly for local development and facilitation of masses.

Both the organizations have signed a memorandum of understanding with the District Nazim to facilitate district government in website development, online procurement process, recruitment process, Citizens' Feedback mechanism, Local Government Connect and sharing of day to day information with citizens' through website.

Under the MoU, a two days training of local government officials was already arranged at Nazim office on August 30 and 31, while a focal person would facilitate Nazim office for three months to update their day to day data on website.

The official website of Peshawar "www.cdgpeshawar.gov.pk" is under construction and would formally be launched in the month of September 2016.

Syed Kausar Abbas, Executive Director of SSDO and Shaan Muhammad Khan Chairman of U-Elect while conducting training workshop of local government staff here at Nazim office said the ICT tools were the best way to eliminate corruption and ensure transparency at public offices.

He said Information technology would also facilitate common citizens' to get day to day information and provide feedback to the performance of local government department.

He said all the public related data would be uploaded on website and citizens' would be able to get information on a single click. The information would be helpful to promote social accountability and transparency in the public offices of Peshawar.

Asim Khan, District Nazim of Peshawar endorsed the idea and said he aimed to develop online tools to eliminate corruption from the public offices of district government. He said all the public related data and procurement and tender process would be displayed on the website to ensure transparency and merit in the tendering process.

Asim Khan also endorsed the campaign "Jawab Dahi Mera Haq" and "Integrity Idol Award" introduced by SSDO and Accountability Lab for social accountability in Pakistan.

He said these campaigns would be helpful to reform public institutions and bring transparency and accountability in the public sector of Pakistan.