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PESHAWAR: Young information technology experts have developed an app to track the performance of members of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly.

In this connection, a public demo ceremony was held at Peshawar Press Club on Thursday. The youth of Peshawar who graduated from different public sector universities launched an android and iOS mobile application named as TrackReps through which users could track the performance of their representatives in the provincial assembly.

“TrackReps aims to bring the performance data of each public representative just a tap or click away. Leveraging technologies a profile of each representative will be created with information like bills/laws proposed or projects initiated. Public can use this organised data to make educated voting decisions and ensure accountability. All this organised inside a phone app,” said Mohsin Tariq.

Shehroz Rashid, CEO of TrackReps, said that there was lack of information on how the public representatives were performing after their election. He said that there was no tool to monitor how they were serving the public after reaching assemblies like their contribution to a particular legislation which was their primary job.

Shafeeq Gigyani, chief operation officer, said that TrackReps platform was aimed at utilising today’s technology to bring transparent data in the hands of people using smart phones and web portal.

Published in Dawn, August 11th, 2017