ISLAMABAD, 20 July: The federal information and telecommunication ministry has Monday announced the commencement of Beep application for messaging and communication and is made mandatory to be used by all government officials while it is still in its testing phase.
Minister for IT & Telecom Syed Aminul Haque said the Beep app is still in its testing phase and thus is only being used in-house for starters.
After a few months of the testing phase, the app will be launched for the people of Pakistan as well, he said.
Initially, the app will only offer chatting and voice calling features, which will follow with video call features into months of its launch.
Haque said best efforts are being put in to ensure the app is safe and encrypted so important and sensitive communication being done on the app remains safe from any leaks.
Earlier, it was reported that amid the cybersecurity woes, the information technology ministry has completed 60 per cent development work of Pakistan’s own messaging app.
Prime Minister(PM) Imran Khan has paid a visit to the Digital Media Wing of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.