President Dr Arif Alvi has called for timely completion of all processes with regard to the automation of Parliament to make it digitally operational by January 2023. The President made these remarks while chairing a meeting on President’s Initiative for Cyber Efficient Parliament at Parliament House in Islamabad on Wednesday.
Dr Alvi emphasized that the digitalization of Parliament would improve its efficiency and help in the smooth running of the legislative business of both Houses of the Parliament.
He said digital Parliament would greatly help improve the processes of planning, monitoring and control by using modern technology, besides providing its members easy access to data and files through latest IT tools.
Ministry of Information Technology Telecommunication updated the meeting about the current status of the project and the steps taken by it to make the Parliament cyber-efficient. It apprised the meeting that the Departmental Development Working Party has approved the project amounting to 1.95 billion rupees for four years, with an allocation of 120 million rupees for the current year.
The President appreciated the work of the ministry of IT&T and assured it of his support to successfully execute the project within stipulated timelines.
Chairman Senate and Speaker National Assembly also lauded the commitment of the ministry, which was seriously working to meet the timelines of the project.