Over 100,000 complaints registered through govt portal in first month of launch: PM’s aide

 
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Islamabad, Nov 22 (TNS): A mobile app launched by the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) government to allow the public to voice their grievances over creaking infrastructure has been inundated with responses.

Addressing a press conference in Islamabad on Thursday, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Media Iftikhar Durrani said more than a hundred thousand complaints had been made through the official app, which was launched only a month ago.

The application, known as the Pakistan Citizens’ Portal (PCP), was intended to offer swift resolution for basic civic problems being faced by the people.

But the government has been overwhelmed with responses, particularly about problems in public services like energy, health and education, Durrani said.

He said around 84,000 complaints were yet to be addressed, while around 16,000 had been resolved. Around 4,000 more complaints were received from Pakistanis living abroad, while 96 per cent of those who downloaded the app were men.