Burhan Rasool is an IT & e-Governance expert working with PITB since November 2011 and leads the Software Engineering Wing of PITB as a General Manager. His role is, in many ways, similar to that of a Chief Technologist, responsible for devising cutting edge, customized technology solutions for clients (Government Departments) for data driven decision making, effective operational and strategic management. His role has been significant in driving IT based reforms especially in the health, education and law & order sectors.
He has served as the Project Director of ‘Computerization of Police Stations in Punjab’. Notably, the systems developed for Punjab Police have been replicated in Sindh and Baluchistan. He is presently driving the deployment of Seibel based ‘Case Flow Management System’ at the Lahore High Court. The system aims at radically transforming the work regimen at LHC, ensuring faster case disposal and improved service delivery.
His outstanding contributions in the realm of IT based reforms in the public sector have earned him accolades. Chief Minister Punjab conferred on him the‘Innovation Hero Award’ for his role in developing the (smartphones based) monitoring platform that helped a great deal in controlling the dengue epidemic of 2012. The same platform is now being used widely in multiple public offices of Punjab to monitor their field staff.
Burhan Rasool has been in the vanguard in promoting adoption of technology in public sector involving up skilling, digitization, automation and business process re-engineering. In August 2016, he was honored with ‘Young Development Leader’ Award by Federal Planning Commission, Government of Pakistan for his commendable role in public sector reforms through technology.
In September 2018, he was selected by the Prime Minister of Pakistan as a member of his Task Force on Austerity & Restructuring Government. He can be reached on Twitter