When the Obama Administration came into power in the US, a lot of people expected that Government 2.0 would become mainstream. And for quite a few departments, it has been.
But did you ever expect that Pakistan would follow in it’s footsteps as well? Well, apparently we have!
The first signs of web 2.0 have appeared, in what is the most critical government departments of all, the ministry of finance!
I present, The Finance Ministry Blog! Hosted off their main finance.gov.pk website nonetheless!
It comes complete with comments, tags and RSS goodness! And has been operating since March 2009 with the first post appearing on 30th March 09. So far they’ve been updating it with all little tidbits of news regarding the minister and the budget.
I congratulate the powers that be behind the finance ministry on this brilliant step into the future! And hope to see similar initiatives by other area’s both within the government and the private sector of this country.
One thing is for sure, Blogging is definitely here to stay in Pakistan!