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PM Imran Khan directs IT ministry to promote e-governance

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday issued directives to promote paper-less culture in offices and e-governance in the country, ARY News reported.

Chairing a briefing by Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication at Prime Minister’s Office, the PM expressed serious concern over lack of progress in some important ministries towards employing e-solutions for conducting official business.

The premier said that he will soon chair meeting of Digitization Transformation Committee which has never taken place since formation of the committee.

Taking ownership of the e-office initiative, he said that the PM Office would take the lead towards e-office to be followed by all the ministries.

The Prime Minister also directed to formulate a comprehensive road map with delineated timelines to ensure transformation towards paper-less culture in all ministries and departments of the federal government.

The briefing was attended by Minister for Finance Mr. Asad Umar, Minister for IT & Telecom Dr. Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui, Law Minister Dr. Muhammad Farogh Naseem, Minister for Maritime Affairs Syed Ali Haider, Advisor to PM Dr. Ishrat Hussain, Secretary IT Mr. Maroof Afzal, Secretary Privatization Mr. Rizwan Malik and senior officers.

The PM was briefed about the mandate of the ministry, role of various attached departments and organizations, the existing outlook of IT and telecom sector in the country and its contribution along with ways and means to capitalize the huge potential existing in the IT sector.

Secretary IT also highlighted various milestones achieved by the ministry since its inception.

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