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Pakistan Citizens’ Portal rated among best apps at World Government Summit

DUBAI: A recently-launched Pakistan Citizens’ Portal App was recognized as one of the top applications among more than 4,600 entries for an award at the World Government Summit in Dubai on Monday.

According to reports, the application from Pakistan, which was launched in October 2018 by Prime Minister Imran Khan, secured second position, from 87 participating countries with over 4,646 entries at the World Government Summit in Dubai in the category of Best Mobile Government Apps.

The final 21 applications were divided among seven different categories. The Pakistan’s app was named among the apps for people’s welfare and monitoring governance.

Read: PM launches ‘Pakistan Citizens Portal’ to improve governance

Deputy Director of E-Governance, Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa stated that the winning title was handed to Indonesia’s Qlue Smart City App at the event which along with other app from the United States of America exceeded the lifespan of a year, while the Pakistan Citizens Portal was shortlisted after a mere thirty days of its inauguration.

Pakistan Citizens' Portal
A screen grab of the Pakistan Citizens’ Portal app.

Heads of state, ministers and government officials have converged on the platform to discuss the world’s future at the three-day event.

From February 10-12, the World Government Summit saw 600 speakers in more than 200 interactive round table discussions mulling issues in vital sectors. The summit hosted 120 executives from leading international corporations.

Also read: PM’s Office receives over 100,000 complaints through mobile app

Pakistan Citizens’ Portal is an app through which citizens can send their complaints to the departments concerned. The portal was set up at the Prime Minister’s office with an aim to timely address complaints sent by people. The PM Office will oversee the process of resolution of public complaints and implementation of recommendations thereof.

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