Collective progress is contingent upon adopting breakthrough technology leading to creating pathways to transparency and efficiency, said State Minister for Information Marriyum Aurangzeb on Friday.
The minister stated this while overseeing the new media initiative in the first consultation session with the stakeholders on Automation System of Audit Bureau of Circulation (ABC) in Islamabad.
She told the participants that media and government are aligned in exploring potential proposals and creative ideas that enable greater progress and prosperity. Marriyum further stated that it was the need of the hour to introduce modern technology which aims for higher automation and computerisation of ABC.
The stakeholders, during the meeting, were presented with a comprehensive roadmap of the automation system of ABC in collaboration with Punjab Information Technology Board.
The stakeholder meeting was attended by the principal information officer of the press information department, director general internal publicity wing at the information ministry, director audit bureau of circulation, secretary information Sindh, Secretary Information Coordination Gilgit-Baltistan, Secretary Information K-P, Director Headquarter Information Department,Punjab and President APNS, General Secretary CPNE Aijaz ul Haq and senior officials of the ministry.
Published in The Express Tribune, March 4th, 2017.