BAHAWALPUR – In continuation of its webinar series, the Department of Political Science at the Islamia University of Bahawalpur organised a webinar session on the “Role of E-Governance in Effective Public Service Delivery.”
In his inaugural remarks, Engr. Prof. Dr. Athar Mahboob, Vice-Chancellor, the Islamia University of Bahawalpur, appreciated the initiative of conducting a series of webinars by the Department of Political Science under the dynamic leadership of Prof. Dr. Syed Mussawar Hussain Bukhari, and pledged his utmost support for such initiatives. While welcoming and thanking the learned speakers, he stressed that E-Governance was the way forward necessitating concerted and integrated efforts by all quarters to reap the dividends of prosperity. Prof. Dr. Rashid Aftab, Director, Riphah Institute of Public Policy, Riphah International University, Islamabad delivered a comprehensive presentation on “E-Governance: Prospects and Challenges for Pakistan’s Public Sector.” Ms. Ammara Durrani, Assistant Resident Representative/Chief Development Policy Unit, UNDP Pakistan talked about the role of “E-Governance for Realizing the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda (SDA)/ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).”
She also highlighted the role of UN Agencies and UNDP in particular to this effect. Prof. Dr. Shafiq-ur-Rehman, the Vice-Chancellor University of Balochistan, shared his thoughts regarding “E-Governance and Delivery of Higher Education: Navigating towards a Knowledge-Based Economy.