Pakistan’s IT talent knows no bounds and is acknowledged globally. Still, the country’s IT ministry seems to be inclined towards spending large sums of the taxpayer’s money on importing skilled IT professionals from abroad.
Rauf Klasra, a veteran investigative journalist, disclosed in a recent episode of GTV’s “Mad e Muqabil” that the cabinet had approved an E-voting consultant for the IT ministry, costing taxpayers a whopping 28 crores.
The appointment could mark the hiring of “Pakistan’s most expensive consultant.”
The IT ministry had submitted a summary to the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) for approval of funds to employ a Spanish consultant to advise on the creation of an E-voting system to enable overseas Pakistanis to vote, according to the information provided by the journalist.