ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan said Friday that the Pakistan Citizen Portal was a step towards empowering the people of the country.
PM Imran Khan said that the portal was instrumental in pointing out which government departments were providing services to people and highlighted those that were not.
“What did this reveal? It revealed that in Pakistan, the local government system is not functioning at all,” he said. “Insha’Allah, we are about to bring a new local government system in the country which will bring about a revolution.”
The prime minister said that his local government system will be extended to the lowest level, where villagers will be empowered to solve their municipal issues. He outlined his plan for cities, saying that they will have their own governments and where elections to elect public representatives will be held.
PM Imran Khan turned his attention towards people’s complaints of assistant commissioners and deputy commissioners being corrupt. “I would urge our people to use this portal to report their corruption and then it will be our job to seek answers from them,” he said, as the audience broke into an applause.