LAHORE: Ramesh Singh Arora, a lawmaker from Punjab Assembly, said that country’s progress is directly linked with it’s efficient local government system and Digital Governance for local bodies has now become a new reality in the changing world of technology and challenges in provision of services to people at their doors steps.
Arora was the chief guest at the day long workshop arranged by Freedom Gate Pakistan in collaboration with Frederich Nouman Foundation for Freedom Pakistan on “Governance in Digital Age”.
According to details, a one-day workshop on Digital Governance and e-Governance was organized by FNF in which 28 participants, including former local government representatives, journalists and activists of Punjab, Adiba Amin, Mazhar Karim Malik, Naveeda Mazhar, Raza Zaidi, Syed Mujtaba Naqvi, Ramna Saeed, Mansoor Shaukat, Muhammad Salman, Hamid Nawaz Awan, Sadia Malik and others participated.
Participants urged the government to transmit the governance model digitally and use the digital public services available through citizens to make the system more transparent.
The moderator of the workshop was Asma Amir. She briefed the participants about difference between e-governance and Digital governonnce, comparative analysis among previous and existing local bodies acts and ordinances, digital polices and practical demonstration of Punjab based various android applications for the local bodies services developed by PITB and LB&CD department.
Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) Head of programs and Administration Muhammad Anwar explained the aims and objectives of the Foundation.
At the end, certificates were distributed among the participants.