The decision was taken in a meeting chaired by Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq at Parliament House here, says a press release issued here on Sunday.
Sardar Ayaz Sadiq underlined the need to develop new strategies and policies to support effective engagement between the National Assembly and citizens.
Emphasizing the need for effective Parliamentary outreach, the Speaker highlighted that regular engagement with citizens was a pre-requisite for a stronger, vibrant and participatory democracy.
In the modern world, traditional democracies are turning towards e-parliament and one of the main tools utilised to connect with the people was social media, he added.
The Speaker termed social media an excellent platform for quick and direct engagement with the citizens.
He directed the officers of the National Assembly Secretariat to develop a team of experts in managing NA’s social media pages.
He also added that social media pages of the National Assembly would disseminate timely information to the national and international audience, and the Parliament would receive feedback from the general public.
On this occasion, Ms Marriyum Aurangzeb, MNA remarked that institutional openness and transparency constituted a vibrant democracy.
She highlighted that the primary objective of social media platform was to ensure National Assembly as an open, transparent, accountable and accessible democratic institution.
Malik Muhammad Uzair Khan, MNA, added that the presence of official account of National Assembly on social media would not only facilitate journalists in reporting on Parliament but also reach out more directly to the public and be able to react more quickly to news and events.
As directed by Speaker, Media Wing of National Assembly has been running its Social Media Pages at Facebook and Twitter. Link of both pages are http://www.facebook.com/NationalAssemblyOfPakistan/ and http://twitter.com/NAofPakistan