“The purpose of the ‘FM Direct’ app is to involve all officers of the ministry of foreign affairs both at the headquarters and missions abroad in an interactive dialogue for exchange of ideas,” Mr Qureshi said at the launching ceremony of the app that was attended online among others by 60 heads of Pakistani diplomatic missions abroad.
The ‘FM Direct’ app is a new and evolved way of thinking, encapsulating the spirit of meritocracy and transparency within the Foreign Office through digital communication, a Foreign Office statement said.
The web-based application provides an opportunity to each officer, irrespective of grade and location, to reach out to the foreign minister directly and share his/her views independently and without any restriction, it added.
The application, developed by Nadra, would in future replace currently used means of communications within the foreign ministry.
“The App will be regularly updated and improved in order to eventually replace other commercially available communication means in the Foreign office,” the FO said.