‘Durust Daam’ app launched for Islamabad's residents

Application tells correct market prices of daily use commodities

​ Our Correspondent October 16, 2019

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Capital Territory Administration (ICTA) on Tuesday launched a mobile application 'Durust Daam' or the right price to help people find the best rates for fruits, vegetables, eggs, poultry, meat and other items of daily use.

The application developed in collaboration with National Technology Board (NTB) will help control profiteering by the shopkeepers in the federal capital.

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Islamabad Chief Commissioner Aamer Ali Ahmed said people living in the capital would be able to view daily prices of essential commodities including fruits, vegetables, and poultry products.

Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunication Dr. Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui said as the world was moving from traditional economic models to knowledge-intensive models, Pakistan was fully poised to harness the benefits of this transformative model.

"I have a strong belief in my people's potential, which could help us achieve our vision of digital Pakistan," he added. He appreciated the efforts of district administration and NITB for developing such an app to facilitate the public.

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NITB Executive Director Shabahat Ali Shah said the government has a central focus on social responsibility and in that regard, many other Apps were underway which would be launched soon.

“The board is working on digitisation of payments in order to realise the full benefits for the economy as cash is still the preferred mode of payments for our routine and day to day activities,” he added.

Published in The Express Tribune, October 16th, 2019.

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