The Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunications (MoITT) has agreed to roll out the “Beep Pakistan” application in federal government offices.
According to MoITT sources, the ministry is preparing the application and will test launch the “Beep Pakistan” app next week.
The programme will most likely be tested by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and Federal Minister for IT and Telecom Aminul Haque.
The National Information Technology Board (NITB) developed the “Beep Pakistan” app for worldwide communication of government personnel.
According to MoITT personnel, testing of this application was recently finished, and no bugs were discovered during the process. Now, the ministry intends to conduct large-scale testing by pre-launching it in government departments.
According to Ministry of Information Technology authorities, personnel from all 41 federal agencies and ministries would be transferred to this programme for international communication. This application has a number of functions like as audio-video calling, document sharing, and video conferencing.
According to IT Ministry officials, this programme will initially be released on a private cloud. National Telecommunication Corporation’s hosting will be completed in three months. Beep Pakistan will first be available to 500,000 customers.
According to MoITT authorities, this platform will be an alternative to Facebook, WhatsApp, and other social media apps, and its use will protect government data.
The National Telecom & Information Security Board has certified that the software is free of outside tampering and cyber-attacks.