Pakistan’s National Assembly will finally be stepping into the 21st century after deciding to launch their social media accounts. The decision to maintain a social media presence was undertaken recently, following the meeting chaired by Ayaz Sadiq, Speaker National Assembly.
The National Assembly will now have official social media accounts on Facebook and Twitter, reflecting how modern democracies are building towards e-governance initiatives by connecting the public and media at large.
Objectives for Social Media Accounts for National Assembly
According to Mr. Ayaz Sadiq, it is the need of the hour for the august body to grant extensive public access to the Parliament and for the purpose of spreading timely and official information in this technological age. The Speaker remarked that it was important for new strategies and policies to be implemented for effective public communication and the move to establish social media accounts for National Assembly is a move in the right direction.
The aim of these social media pages is not only to be a source of instant information but also to benefit the public by bringing in accessibility, transparency and accountability in the affairs of the National Assembly. Journalists will also be able to report easily given the direct public access they gain with the parliament’s representatives via the social media accounts.
National Assembly of Pakistan Goes Social
At the meeting, Speaker of the National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq directed the officials of the Secretariat of the National Assembly to prepare a social media team that’s quick, timely and exhibits the highest standards of professionalism in managing the accounts.
Following the directives of the Speaker of the National Assembly, the National Assembly’s media wing has launched social media pages on Facebook and Twitter. You can find them here:
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/NationalAssemblyofPakistan/
Twitter : https://twitter.com/NAofPakistan