LAHORE: Punjab Chief Secretary Yousuf Naseem Khokhar has said the use of information technology (IT) was the need of the hour and the provincial government would take steps to promote e-governance and improve public service delivery.
Presiding over a meeting to review the performance of Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) at Arfa Software Technology Park on Thursday, the chief secretary said information technology was a key to the rapid progress. He said the capability of the government departments would be enhanced through IT.
He directed PITB Chairman Azfar Manzoor to start a campaign to create awareness on the IT-based services being provided to the people especially call centre and e-libraries. He also issued instructions to the authorities to bring improvement in IT systems being used for monitoring of price control and police stations in districts.
The chief secretary visited different sections of Arfa Software Technology Park including call centre, data centre and e-Khidmat centre. He interacted with visitors and inquired them about the services being provided there.
PITB Chairman Azfar Manzoor briefed the chief secretary about various IT initiatives launched in the province. He said PITB was successfully implementing various IT projects in the fields of health, education, transport, law and order and others. He maintained that PITB was also assisting other provinces in the execution of different IT-based projects.