Murad Saeed, Federal Minister for Communication and Postal Services has stated that MoU will be signed with UAE and this will allow Pakistani driving license to be accepted in the Gulf States.
He said this during the launch ceremony of an e-billing system for the National Highway Authority (NHA), adding that an authority will be set up for this purpose with offices spread all across the country.
The minister said that UAE has inked a similar MoU with another country which is the reason why Pakistan plans to do the same considering it will significantly increase job opportunities for Pakistani expats.
Obtaining a driving license in the UAE is a gigantic task, but once the agreement is signed our drivers holding the local driving license will have more job opportunities in the Gulf states as they will have no need to get another license there.
Talking about the steps being taken to ensure transparency and accountability in NHA, the e-billing system will be used for the first time to clear payments worth billions with the contractors in a transparent and incorruptible manner.
He also added that all the relevant details of NHA employees including service history, assets, transfers, and postings will be made public via its website.
This will ultimately help in checking corruption besides saving time by 50 percent. Launching of e-billing is a step forward taken by the ministry of communications towards controlling corruption.
According to the federal minister, the system has been developed using NHA’s own resources and expertise.