The people of Khyber Pakhtunwa can keep track on the performance of their elected representatives at KPK Assembly by using an Android app developed by students of different public sector universities. It is TrackReps.
The young IT developers presented their app at Peshawar Press Club that contains all the data of the elected representatives and their activities and performance, from passing bills to ongoing projects etc.
This app has the potential to facilitate the public in making informed decisions during the next general elections by electing their representatives on the basis of their 5-year performance.
Shehroz Rashid, the founder of TrackReps believes that this application can help ensure the much-needed transparency which is lacking in Pakistan.
Talking about the possibility of scaling up the idea, Hamail Raza, the local engagement analyst said, “This idea can also be scaled to National Assembly of Pakistan, representing the whole nation. Since the model is to monitor the performance of public representatives, it can also be introduced and replicated in other countries both developed and developing.”
Having transparent data in hands is a rare thing in Pakistan and this application can provide insights to how well the people’s representatives are performing during their tenure.
With more than 40 million internet users in Pakistan – with 31% of the 116 million phone users with smartphones – such applications bring hope for a better Pakistan.
The app is available for Android phones only and can be downloaded from the Play Store.