PESHAWAR: Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST) has submitted proposals to make government offices paperless and increase the use of technology besides promoting the idea of safe and smart cities.
The ministry has made the suggestions in its 2019-20 budget proposals.
Minister for Science and Technology Kamran Bangash who has submitted a proposal in the new financial year budget, told The Express Tribune that they have decided to make the provincial government offices paperless and use more modern technologies in the offices.
“All offices of the provincial government will be transformed into a paperless model within a timeframe and on the concept of the safe and smart cities, we would reconnect all department within to streamline office work and enhance interdepartmental coordination,” Bangash stated.
The districts selected in the first phase included Mardan, Swat, DI Khan, Kohat, Abbottabad, and few others, while other districts would also be included in the second phase, while within a year and so we would have a digital government in the province, “more connected and more modernised” provincial minister stated.
“We have included several projects for the financial year while after Eid we will soon make plans which can benefit the youth of the province, irrespective of their political background,” Bangash added.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 26th, 2019.