Nusrat said the app can be installed on smart phones connected to the internet and people can pay their bills online.
Afghan Student Develops Bill-Paying App
An Afghan student has developed an application called Chattak Help which members of the public can use to pay their water and electricity bills.
The Afghan student, Mirwais Nusrat, who is studying construction engineering, said the application is designed to be installed on smart phones connected to the internet and then customers and relevant companies can create accounts.
According to Nusrat, the companies can send their customers their accounts via the app and customers can then pay their bills by using their phones.
Nusrat said his new app aims to make the process of paying bills easier for people and that he also wants to help in anti-corruption efforts.
“This app helps us to know our costs and also the money that we should pay. The meters will be read accurately and this will prevent any type of corruption,” said Nusrat.
People can use the application while their smart phones are connected to internet, but when the phones are disconnected, then what will happen?
“There are internet clubs and people can go there to use Chattak app. Because people do not have to use their Chattak accounts more than two to three times a month,” Nusrat added.
Nusrat said he has spent over eight months developing this app and now a number of government and foreign organizations are reviewing the app’s performance.
“If government wants to support the next generation, they should support such innovations,” Agha Malok Sahar, a computer science graduate student said.
Although Nusrat hopes his app will be used nationwide in the near future, he is still waiting for the result of the organizations’ review of the app’s performance.