ISLAMABAD: The government has taken a significant step towards promoting transparency by launching the PSDP portal, which provides access to data on ongoing and previous-year projects under the Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP).
The newly unveiled portal will exhibit information pertaining to projects valued at Rs 1.1 trillion. Minister for Planning, Ahsan Iqbal, inaugurated the PSDP Portal at an event held in the Planning Ministry. The event witnessed the presence of the Additional Secretary of the Planning Ministry, Members of the Planning Commission, the Chairman of Pakistan Space & Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO), and other stakeholders.
The PSDP, serving as a critical framework for the government’s development agenda, encompasses the federal development budget and sets sectoral and regional priorities in line with the national plan.
A statement released by the ministry emphasized the strategic utilization of digital technologies to augment transparency, enhance governance, and raise public awareness regarding the government’s development trajectory and priorities. Through this digital platform, citizens will gain greater insight into ongoing development projects nationwide. The portal facilitates understanding of each project’s objectives, scope, and impact, fostering public engagement and participation.
Minister Iqbal hailed this initiative as a groundbreaking milestone in the country’s history, affirming that it will ensure transparency in PSDP projects and directly engage citizens through the portal. He stated, “This endeavor will contribute to bridging the trust gap between the state and its citizens, which has been a persistent issue in the past.”
The online portal features an interactive map interface, enabling users to visualize the geographical distribution of projects. Users can search for projects by location, access project profiles, and gain comprehensive insights into development initiatives within specific areas.