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Karachi Metropolitan Corporation Metropolitan Commissioner addresses review meeting of Information Technology Department

Karachi, August 27, 2013 (PPI-OT): Rising Karachi Programme under KMC has been an important source for provision of beneficial information on mobile phone for citizens. Citizens through this were getting municipal information and important news.

KMC Metropolitan Commissioner Samiuddin Siddiqui said this during a review meeting of Information Technology Department. On this occasion Sr. Director Information Technology Masood Alam, Sr. Director HRM Jabbar Bhatti, Project Director I.T. Muhammad Abdul Nasir and Director I.T. Khalid Faheem were present.

Metropolitan Commissioner said that importance of Rising Karachi Program was increasing and acquiring of timely information was important need of today’s era. Citizens were now receiving information of municipal facilities, traffic, rain forecast, vaccination programs, spray campaigns, events, incidents and greeting messages on their mobile phones.

He said this mobile service has been started for providing citizens with timely and important information. He also said that Karachi was one of 12 biggest cities of the world hence Rising Karachi Program of I.T. sector was being very helpful for citizens by which they could get all information through a message.

This program was also beneficial for KMC officers as they were receiving municipal complaints of various areas. This program was being very helpful in providing citizens with information of different sectors including health, transport, information technology, local economy and others.

Various KMC departments, District Municipal Corporations and Union Councils have been linked by Rising Karachi Program and under this information regarding campaigns of health, cleanliness, fumigation, rain emergency, dengue and naegleria was being provided.

Samiuddin Siddiqui said that KMC would provide experienced computer operators of different departments with training for Rising Karachi Program so that this program could be enhanced according to the needs of future. He said that all information was being provided to citizens free of cost whereas any one could also register himself on www.risingkarachi.gov.pk free of cost.

For more information, contact:
Administrator Secretariat
Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC)
City District Government Complex, 1st Floor, Civic Centre,
Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Karachi
Tel: +9221 9923 2400 -01
Fax: +9221 9923 2406
Email: administrator@karachicity.gov.pk

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