Islamabad: 07, December 2021: Federal Minister for Railways Mr. Azam Khan Swati launched a pilot project of E-Procurement System in Pakistan Railways that will pave the way to ensure transparency in process of award of contracts.

Railway Minister Azam Sawati

The pilot project has been inked with Tejari Pakistan. A formal MoU signing ceremony was held in Islamabad between Pakistan Railways and Tejari Pakistan. Key officials including the federal minister for Railways, Azam Khan Swati, General Manager Tejari Pakistan Syed Usman Hassan, and other high officials of Tejari Pakistan and Pakistan Railways were also present on the occasion.

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E-procurement project MoU signing ceremony

While addressing the event, Federal Minister for Railways Mr. Azam Khan Swati said that as per the good governance and digital Pakistan vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan, Pakistan Railways has initiated working to make procurement processes transparent, efficient, and easy. The government is focusing on accountability, transparency, and provision of relief to the people and made practical advances towards E-Governance, he added. Minister said that the start of E-Procurement by Pakistan Railways is encouraging as billions of rupees are involved in projects & routine procurement and Pakistan Railways will take more steps to bring about improvement in financial and administrative affairs.

Azam Swati addressing the ceremony

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Azam Swati addressing MOU signing ceremony

With this successful launch of the pilot project on E-Procurement, more Public Sector organizations will be encouraged to follow the suit and make their procurement budget transparent and enhance its visibility to achieve a 100% audit trail to align with the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan.

Pakistan Railways and Tejri MOU signing ceremony

While commenting on the agreement with Pakistan Railways, Syed Usman Hassan, General Manager Tejari Pakistan said that Tejari is a pioneer in e-Procurement Solutions which is serving clients in the Public and Private Sector such as National Highway Authority (NHA), Pakistan Petroleum Limited (PPL), United Bank Limited (UBL), Punjab Skills Development Fund (PSDF), Orient Petroleum Limited (OPL), Pearl Continental and Marriot Hotels.