Islamabad, May 08, 2019 (PPI-OT): Science and IT Department Balochistan and Punjab Information Technology Board joined hands by entering into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to initiate and replicate PITB’s flagship projects in Balochistan, here today. Tariq Qamar Baloch Secretary Science and IT Department and Chairman PITB Azfar Manzoor, signed the MoU on behalf of their respective organizations. Through this collaboration PITB will extend technical assistance to Balochistan’s IT department by replicating and assisting flagship projects like e-FOAS, e-Khidmat Markaz, HRIMS and smart system to monitor development projects. On this occasion, Chairman PITB Azfar Manzoor briefed the delegation about the key projects and achievements of PITB in the field of Information and communication technology.
Punjab IT Board is ready to cooperate with Science and IT Department Balochistan in all areas where technology can be implemented to boost up performance and quality, said Azfar Manzoor. In a brief presentation, DG e-governance Sajid Latif highlighted the PITB’s initiatives to the secretary. He further elaborated the projects, success stories and updated stats that have been obtained so far by giving run through of PITB’s work and mechanism. We have accomplished 406 ICT based projects in health, education, agriculture, law and order and entrepreneurial sector, and successfully implemented and assisted 15 projects in other provinces, he added.
We must also look forward to adopt e-rozgaar program in our province due to the effectiveness, efficiency and to address unemployment which directly impacts economy, says Secretary IT Tariq Qamar Baloch while giving his input in the meeting. They further discussed on how PITB will technically enable Balochistan’s Science and IT Department to implement projects including e-Khidmat Markaz, e-Filling, HR system and monitoring system for development projects. Chairman Azfar Manzoor and Secretary Science and IT Balochistan, discuss the implementation of technology for ICT projects in Balochistan later in the meeting.
Both parties will also engage in research programs and projects regarding intellectual property issues and topics, allowing reciprocal access to research facilities, like libraries, electronic resources, etc. The guests were given a tour to e-Khidmat Markaz, Data center and Plan 9 along with PITB officials where they were briefed about the facilitations Punjab government is providing to its citizen and how PITB has helped improve the governing system by digitizing the records.
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Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB)
11th Floor, Arfa Software Technology Park,
346-B, Ferozepur Road, Lahore, Pakistan