Pakistan Citizen Portal – an online complaint registration app developed by government of Pakistan, has accomplished an international tribute at the World Government Summit held in Dubai earlier this week. The app clinched the title of the second best government application from around the globe.

The fact was shared by Prime Minister Imran Khan through his official Twitter handle stating that more than 4 thousand government applications from 87 countries were showcased at the global show, and the Pakistan Citizen Portal was declared as the second best application by the judges.

The premier further mentioned that it had happened for the first time in the history of Pakistan that a government application was able to receive such acclaim.

Meanwhile, Qlue Smart City, an application from Indonesia was judged as the best government app around the globe while a US based app NYC 311 stood third in the competition. However, the criterion on which the decisions were made hasn’t yet been known.

Qlue Smart City application is a social media application for citizens where the citizens can post their queries. The queries which also get geo-tagged are then tended to by the relevant government departments. NYC 311, on the other hand, enables users to have access to government services and resources through a touch of their finger.

The Pakistan Citizen Portal application was developed without any cost by a team from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the government actually went on to use it as a medium to register public queries. The application has a rating of 4.5 on the Google Play Store and has remained on the top in the app store listing.