Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s provincial government has stressed on the importance of Information Technology (IT) solutions in various departments of the government. To discuss matters related to deployment of IT infrastructure in the public sector, officials of the KP government recently held a meeting chaired by Mohammad Ashfaq Khan, Principal Secretary to KP Chief Minister.
The meeting was also attended by Director IT, Bilal Jabbar, Press Secretary to Chief Minister, Ghulam Hussain Ghazi, Assistant Director IT, Abdul Basit and other concerned authorities.
According to information received, KP Chief Minister Mr. Pervez Khattak has allocated a hefty amount of the budget to the provision of IT in the province.
The main aim of deploying IT solutions in various departments of the government is to increase transparency in the official dealings of the government. These IT solutions will help the provincial government to curb corruption to offer more productivity and efficiency in countless ways.
The provincial government has also decided to equip the media section of the Chief Minister Secretariat with information technology and other modern facilities.
The Punjab government, with the help of Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB), has already implemented a number of IT projects to increase the efficiency of public offices. It is high time that other provinces also develop and integrate IT solutions to keep a tap on resources being spent on different government departments.