Lahore: The Punjab Planning and Development Chairman Muhammad Irfan Elahi has said that the newer version of website of the P&D Department would not only keep up with the demands of the citizens for transparency, greater engagements and inclusion but it shall also empowered the general public by allowing them to view the ongoing a new schemes along with other major development initiatives led by the Punjab Government.
He said this, while addressing the formal launching ceremony of newly redesigned website of the Punjab Planning and Development Department Lahore. Provincial Secretary P&D Waseem Ajmal Chaudhary, Chairman Punjab Information Technology Board Omer Saif, Senior Chief Coordination P&D Javed Latif, Director General E-Government Sajid Latif, Joint Director E-Government & Industry, PITB Saima Shaikh and other Officials of P&D and PITB also attended the ceremony.
Irfan Elahi Chairman P&D, addressing on the occasion, said that the Official website of the P&D Department has re-vamped and the new version has now been launched today in collaboration with the PITB and P&D Department at the Arfa Software Technology Park. He appreciated the efforts of Punjab Information Technology Board has facilitated the P&D Department in the Development and launch of the website. He told that this website is an epitome of the digital era and depicts the standardized E-Governance Model required to cope with the tremendous and continuous changes in the dynamic ICT environment. He also expressed that the systematic and comprehensive menu of this website is expected to introduce the Departmental activities and its efforts. The website is hosted on a platform based on a proven content management used worldwide for deploying secure, reliable and approval based content workflow; thus allowing a secure hosting environment, he added.
Chairman P&D said that it is a first beginning of transparent system by launching this website. All data relating to development schemes / projects would be available on this website for general public. The first step would be an updation of website, second step be maintenance of this website and the third step should be access to information for everyone. The Planning & Development Department remains committed to a development strategy that fulfills the needs and aspirations of the people, he concluded.