ISLAMABAD: National Assembly of Pakistan has launched its official social media accounts for wider parliamentary outreach to the public.
The decision was taken in a meeting chaired by National Assembly Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq at Parliament House here, said a press release issued here.
Sardar Ayaz Sadiq underlined the need to develop new strategies and policies to support effective engagement between the National Assembly and citizens. Emphasising the need for effective Parliamentary outreach, the Speaker highlighted that regular engagement with citizens was a pre-requisite for a stronger, vibrant and participatory democracy.
In the modern world, traditional democracies are turning towards e-parliament and one of the main tools utilized to connect with the people was social media, he added. The Speaker termed social media an excellent platform for quick and direct engagement with the citizens.
He directed the officers of the National Assembly Secretariat to develop a team of experts in managing NA’s social media pages. He also added that social media pages of the National Assembly would disseminate timely information to the national and international audience, and the Parliament would receive feedback from the general public.
As directed by Speaker, Media Wing of National Assembly has been running its Social Media Pages at Facebook and Twitter. Link of both pages are https://www.facebook.com/NationalAssemblyOfPakistan/ and https://twitter.com/Naofpakistan.