July 2016 - June 2017

Jan 17, 2017 High-Tech Tier III Data Centre Established at PITB
With the capacity to host 3000 servers, the high-tech Tier III Data Centre established at Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) ensures secure hosting of data with best technologies and enterprise infrastructure.
   
Jan 16, 2017 PITB being Embraced Across Pakistan
Punjab IT initiatives, conceived and executed by Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB), are being embraced across Pakistan. Azad Kashmir, Sind and Islamabad are on their way to adopting IT based models and innovations especially to fight crime and terrorism. To read more,  click here.
   
Jan 14, 2017 Voice of America in Conversation with Chairman PITB
Chairman Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB), Dr. Umar Saif, talked about the technological endeavors and accomplishments in Punjab and the future of technology in Pakistan. The conversation was broadcast live on VOA Urdu’s Facebook page.
   
Jan 13, 2017 Citizen Contact Center Rewards Top Performing Agents
Certificate Distribution Ceremony for the top performers of Citizen Contact Center (CCC) staff was held. Chief Guest of the ceremony, Joint Director CCC, Amir Munsif, distributed certificates among the agents and appreciated the dedicated CCC team for facilitating citizens round the clock.
   
Jan 12, 2017 Digital Classrooms by eLearn.Punjab!
Aimed at renovating the learning-teaching experience, eLearn.Punjab has transformed regular school days for students introducing multimedia classrooms making learning more interactive and fun. Initiated in 8 selected schools, the classes are equipped with tablets, content services and semi-smart TV facility benefiting 8,000 students.
   
Jan 11, 2017 Shifting Gears for a Safer Future
Dealer Vehicle Registration System (DVRS), a historic initiative for the elimination of bogus and non-registered vehicles in the province, has registered 5,000 vehicles so far. The new system is helping reduce late registration of vehicles and evasion of government tax on vehicles. Furthermore it significantly minimizes the usage of vehicles with forged number plates in acts of terrorism.
   
Jan 11, 2017 Makeathon 2017 Kicks off Today
Introducing kids (Aged 10-18) to the technological entrepreneurship eco-system and the idea of a possible future in entrepreneurship, Makeathon aims at exploring the talent and potential of Pakistani youth. Running parallel with Plan9’s Launchpad Season 9, the two-day event will give kids a taste of practicality and acquaint them with the makers-space community. To read more, click here.
   
Jan 11, 2017 Celebrating ‘Digital Evolution’ with Plan9’s Launchpad
As Launchpad approaches multiple pre-Launchpad activities have been designed to bring startups up to speed with entrepreneurship including but not limited to motivational talks, scavenger hunt, activities incorporating technology, team building and speed networking. We’re looking forward to a week full of continuous knowledge flow as we partner with Capital Factory and Facebook. To read more, click here.
   
Jan 11, 2017 Chairman PITB, Dr. Umar Saif, spoke at the Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington
Dr. Saif spoke abbout the technology-based reforms and how they are improving governance in Pakistan, highlighting the immense potential of tech interventions to turn institutions around.
Dr. Saif will also be speaking at the Hudson Institute and the United States Institute of Peace (USIP).
   
Jan 09, 2017 Traffic Reforms Training at PITB
A successful training session on the ‘Traffic Reforms Mobile Application’ developed by Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) was conducted for 180 Traffic Beat Incharges of Lahore. The Application monitors the traffic situation in real time and allows the incharges to shoot SMS based advisory messages to forewarn public about traffic related issues and ensure smoother traffic flow.
   
Jan 09, 2017 Team Building Activity by EGA Team
Team e-Governance Applications (EGA) organized a bonfire as a team bonding activity for the members to fraternize and connect over good food. We at PITB firmly believe that teams that are collaborative are more efficient, productive and successful.
   
Jan 09, 2017 Plan9 Launches the First Ever Makeathon for Kids
PITB’s Plan9 - PITB's Tech Incubator brings to you the first ever Makeathon to help your kids learn about the makers-space community. Makeathon 2017, scheduled on 11th and 12th of January, will showcase Robotics through 9 different activities tailored specifically for the interest and learning of the participants. The initiative targets children aged 10 to 18 years and we strongly feel that this event will go a long way in broadening the horizon of your kids.
Get your kids registered. Click here for more details.
   
Jan 09, 2017 Gearing up for Chief Minister’s e-Rozgaar Program
DG e-Governance, Sajid Latif, hosted a video conference to take on board all the universities where PITB will be setting up e-Rozgaar centers. We are excited to kick start this program as it aims at training the youth and giving them a platform to acquire and apply their freelancing skills and fetch respectable career opportunities, online. Under this program, PITB will be setting up 40 co-working spaces in 36 districts of Punjab to train 10,000 freelancers.
   
Jan 06, 2017 CCC Training on E-mail Etiquette
At Citizen Contact Center we believe in regularly coaching and grooming Call Agents. We train the Agents in 'Effective Email Writing Skills' by CCC's quality assurance experts. The training includes making best use of emails, email structure, effective subject lines for the reader, managing receipts and messages, usage of correct grammar, formatting messages for readability, proofreading and netiquettes.
We are committed to going the extra mile to train our people to serve you better!
   
Jan 05, 2017 SMDP: Follow-up Training Session Conducted at PITB
A follow-up training session on the Online Monthly Progress Report Submission on Smart Monitoring of Development Projects (SMDP) across Punjab was conducted from 03-05 January, 2017 for all administrative departments of Punjab. The training mandates all departments to submit progress of their development projects through the Online SMDP System. This would ensure transparency and smoother sharing of information among all stakeholders.
   
Jan 04, 2017 PlanX Ecosystem Hits it Big in 2016, Generates Revenue of US$ 743,807
Country’s Largest Technology Accelerator, PlanX, made its mark as 19 of its startups generated revenue of US$ 743,807, accumulated from 4,491 clients creating 517 jobs under the 2016 acceleration program . 4 PlanX startups also raised US$ 795,000 in seed funding.
   
Jan 04, 2017 Minister LG&CD Punjab Visited e-Khidmat Markaz, Lahore
Minister of Local Government & Community Development Punjab, Muhammad Mansha Ullah Butt and his team visited e-Khidmat Markaz, Lahore. The delegates said that the efforts and contributions of PITB to ensure quick and timely delivery of multiple public services to the citizens under one roof are commendable.
   
Jan 03, 2017 ‘Startup Lahore’ Bringing the Finest Techpreneurs to Lahore
The two-day conference ‘Startup Lahore’ to be held on 26th and 27th January, 2017 at Arfa Software Technology Park, Lahore will be an assembly of over 3000 attendees, 150+ startups and 30+ investors. With an access to a network of local and foreign investors as well as mentorship and training sessions, the event will be a perfect opportunity to see and engage with the Pakistani startup ecosystem first hand.
Interested persons can purchase attendee, startup or investor passes through the Startup Lahore website. For more details, click here.
   
Jan 03, 2017 Smart Classrooms Transforming Teaching-Learning Process
Through PITB’s eLearn.Punjab program the government aims at modernizing lessons incorporating technology to pique students’ interest and get them more involved in academics. The digital classrooms and online lessons available freely have upgraded and improved teaching-learning process empowering both, students and teachers.
Project featured in MIT Technology Review news roundup.
   
Jan 03, 2017 Clamping Down on Petty Corruption
Citizen Feedback Monitoring Program Punjab (CFMP) seeks citizen feedback on mutliple services across Punjab to identify bottlenecks that impede service delivery in any way. The feedback provided by the citizens has resulted in penalties, suspensions, terminations, show-cause notices among a variety of actions to improve governance and citizen experience.
   
Jan 01, 2017 PITB's CCC Helping Population Welfare Department Reach Out to citizens
Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB)'s state of the art Citizen Contact Center (CCC) is alive 24/7 servicing citizens across Punjab. CCC facilitates multiple departments in citizen engagement, disseminating information and receiving feedback. Manned by highly trained agents, CCC ensures immediate response to citizens' queries. CCC helpline for PWD is operational from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm six days a week. It aims at increasing citizen awareness about family planning practices and the adverse consequences of rapid population growth. In addition it also receives complaints and suggestions of citizens.
   
Dec 30, 2016 PITB Developed and Conducted Training Session on Traffic Reforms Application & Traffic Advisory SMS Alert Service
A successful Training session was conducted on Traffic Reforms Application & Traffic Advisory SMS Alert Service developed by Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) for PSCA (Punjab Safe City Authority) staff and the deployment of service at PPIC3 (Punjab Police Integrated Command and Control Center). The real-time traffic updates through Mobile Handsets from CTPL (City Traffic Police Lahore) Sector In-charges are made readily available to PSCA (Punjab Safe City Authority) staff & Traffic Police Lahore to enable efficient management of traffic and to deal with all current and upcoming critical situations. The Traffic Advisory SMS Alert Service, which sends SMS's to general public in order to update them with latest traffic alerts, as well as general informatory and safety messages. This is yet another IT intervention by PITB to enable smooth service delivery for the general public.
   
Dec 30, 2016 PITB to Support Women Empowerment Through Tech-Driven Initiative
Secretary Women Development, Bushra Aman, visited Chairman PITB, Dr. Umar Saif, to discuss collaboration on women empowerment initiatives. Various possibilities were discussed in order to boost women empowerment across Punjab through ICT interventions.
   
Dec 30, 2016 3-Day Training Session for Office of the Attorney-General Pakistan
Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) successfully organized a 3-days training session for the office of the Attorney-General Pakistan. The session concluded on 30 Dec 2016. The attendees thanked PITB for the support in training them for the Case Flow Management System developed by PITB.
   
Dec 30, 2016 Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) holds Orientation to welcome New Employees
A special orientation was held by the HR wing at PITB to welcome the newly hired employees. Conducted by JD HR Zeeshan Ali and JD Administration Aquil Khan, the new team members of PITB family were briefed about PITB, key initiatives and senior officials. We wish the new members of PITB family a prosperous and successful year ahead.
   
Dec 29, 2016 Digitization of Textbooks
Latest edition of MIT Technology Review’s news roundup features PITB’s flagship project eLearn.Punjab , which is an essential component of Punjab’s education roadmap. The content of textbooks has been digitized to in the form of animations, videos, 3-D modeling, simulations and assessments to enhance students’ learning experience. The content is freely available online, on DVDs and USBs.
   
Dec 29, 2016 PITB Organized a 2-days Training Session for Welfare Module of Punjab Police HRMIS
Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) successfully concluded yesterday a 2-days training session on the Welfare Module of Punjab Police Human Resource Management System (HRMIS). The session was attended by officials from across Punjab. DIG Welfare,Waseem Siyal, addressed the attendees and thanked Chairman PITB Dr. Umar Saif for his support in automating the traditional welfare system. He further said that PITB developed Welfare Module will bring significant improvement and transparency to the welfare support system of Punjab Police.
   
Dec 29, 2016 Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) organizes Training for the office of Attorney-General of Pakistan
A 3-days training session was organized by PITB for the office of the Attorney-General Pakistan starting on 28 Dec 2016. The purpose of the training was to acquaint them with the fundamentals of computer usage and data entry/management practices for the Case Management System developed by PITB.
   
Dec 26, 2016 The Stamp Paper Revolution
The Government of Punjab, in collaboration with the Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) has revolutionised the stamp paper system by introducing the e-Stamping Program. Under this program stamp papers can be procured electronically and the process hardly takes fifteen minutes. The citizen is then sent a verification text message to eliminate the possibility of fraud. e-Stamping aims at both curbing corruption in the stamp paper system and making the process more efficient and convenient for citizens.
   
Dec 26, 2016 CM Punjab visited PITB
Chief Minister Punjab Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif visited Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) today for the rollout ceremony of e-Stamping Punjab. The event was also attended by other dignitaries including the Chief Secretary Punjab, the Minister for Revenue Punjab and the Sr. Member Board of Revenue, as well as a large contingent of media representatives.
The opening note was delivered by Chairman PITB and Advisor to the CM, Dr. Umar Saif who thanked the CM for his unwavering support and appreciated the efforts of the e-Stamping team. The CM distributed shields among the members of the e-Stamping team and gave the concluding speech in which he spoke about the advantages e-Stamping project would bring to the common man. He also praised the efforts of the e-Stamping team and acknowledged Dr. Saif's vision, dedication and commitment in bringing this project to life.
   
Dec 24, 2016 PITB Empowering Sindh Police
Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) team visited Karachi to provide technological support to Sindh Police. Under the supervision of DIG-IT Sindh, Sultan Khawaja and Director IT, Tabasum Abid, a digitization lab has been established to create the Criminal Record Management System (CRMS), Sindh. PITB Software team will provide the technical support to carry out the entire digitization process.
   
Dec 22, 2016 Judicial e-Stamp Paper Launching Training Sessions in Punjab on 22nd December 2016
Training sessions regarding Judicial e-Stamp paper launching was held in various Districts of Punjab. The sessions were attended by all relevant stakeholders. e-Stamping team expressed special gratitude to Audience for all the arrangements and efforts while the session was quite consultative and informative for the attendees. PITB team explained e-Stamping process flow regarding Judicial e-Stamp paper issuance to the audience. e-Stamping system for Non-Judicial e-Stamp papers have already been operational in all 36 districts of the Punjab from 26th October 2016.
The team is all set to launch Judicial e-Stamp Papers by tomorrow 23rd December 2016 in all 36 Districts of Punjab.
   
Dec 22, 2016 CM Punjab Inaugurates PITB’s High-Tech Tier-III Data Centre
CM Punjab, Shehbaz Sharif, visited Arfa Software Technology Park (ASTP) to inaugurate Punjab's first ever, state-of-the-art Data Centre established by PITB. The data centre also houses the Land Record Management Information System (LRMIS). He visited the Data Centre facility where Chairman PITB, Dr. Umar Saif, briefed him about the benefits of the Data Center. Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif presented a souvenir to Dr. Saif in recognition of his efforts in overseeing the launch of LRMIS. "I'm thankful to PITB and Dr. Umar Saif in particular for his contributions which have made LRMIS possible," said CM Punjab.
   
Dec 22, 2016 eLearn.Punjab: Interactive Technology Improving Learning Methods
Team eLearn.Punjab conducted an orientation session at Government College for Elementary Teachers, Kot Lakhpat, Lahore. 43 teachers, promoted to Grade 17, from across Punjab attended the session. The participants acknowledged the potential of e-Learn.Punjab facilitating learners and empowering educators throughout the province.
   
Dec 21, 2016 Christmas Celebrations with Our Christian Colleagues at PITB
In solidarity with our Christian colleagues and to rejoice the spirit of the Christmas, a cake-cutting ceremony was held at Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB), which was attended by Chairman PITB, Dr Umar Saif and all employees. PITB’s Christian staff members thanked Dr Saif and the senior management for their support and concern.
   
Dec 21, 2016 PITB Overseen by Dr Saif, Leading the Game-Changing Tech Interventions
The Diplomat talks about how Pakistan is creating global stir as it embraces technology to change the governance landscape. Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB), overseen by Dr Umar Saif, leading the game-changing tech interventions. Read more
   
Dec 21, 2016 Automating Audit Bureau of Circulation – Another Step towards Transparency
Under the leadership of Dr Umar Saif, PITB will now be automating the processes of Audit Bureau of Circulation. In a review meeting chaired by Minister of Information, Marriyum Aurangzeb, Director Training and Development, Saima Shaikh, demonstrated the system to the participants including PIO/DG Press Information Department, Rao Tehsin Ali Khan and Director Audit Bureau of Circulation, Mian Jahangir Iqbal.

“Automation of the system is need of the hour and the system will ensure transparency and improve dissemination of information,” said the Information Minister.

   
Dec 19, 2016 Two Day Training Session on CRI and AVLS
A two-day training session on Criminal Record Identification (CRI) and Anti-Vehicle Lifting System (AVLS) for Punjab Police conducted by PITB concluded today. The sessions were attended by police personnel from across Punjab. The systems developed by Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) will assist police in improving and ensuring law and order in the province.
   
Dec 19, 2016 5th Robotic Expo Hosted by Information Technology University
5th Robotic Expo hosted by Information Technology University showcased 14 splendid projects, aimed at solving local problems and devising solutions which can be commercialized. “Our country is not going to lag behind in the technological run,” declared Dr Umar Saif.
   
Dec 16, 2016 ITU Introduces EMBITE First Time Ever in Pakistan
The Executive MBA in Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (EMBITE) is specifically designed to provide skills and knowledge to those who are interested in starting a new business or intend to grow their business.
   
Dec 16, 2016 EyeAutomate from Superior University Wins Erupt
‘EyeAutomate’ from Superior University bagged Rs 1,100,000 prize money from Careem and Plan9 - PITB's Tech Incubator while QayyamPK from LUMS and The Support Group from UMT received wildcard entry into Plan9’s Launchpad as runner-ups.
   
Dec 16, 2016 eLearn.Punjab : Digital Content Will Now Benefit Students in Remote Areas
To encourage and benefit students from remote areas, eLearn.Punjab conducted an introductory session of the Digital Content for a charity-based school, Shajar Foundation. eLearn.Punjab will also be offering free offline content to the foundation.
   
Dec 14, 2016 MangoBaaz Stepping Forward: Raises $115,000 in Seed Funding
Chanting the immense possibilities and potential of digital advertising in Pakistan and exponential growth of monetizable social media content, PlanX alumnus ‘MangoBaaz’ raised $115,000 in seed funding from Fatima Ventures. We wish them our very best.
   
Dec 13, 2016 IT Interventions of Punjab Police Built by PITB
Most of the IT interventions being introduced into the Punjab Police have been envisioned and built by the Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB). “Work that used to take weeks, now takes minutes,” says senior police official Hussain Habib. “And thanks to these IT interventions, the Police force can not only become more efficient, it also creates more accountability as well.” Read more
   
Dec 10, 2016 Dr Saif Reads Out a Poem by Faiz Ahmad Faiz
Chairman PITB, Dr Umar Saif reads out a motivational poem by Faiz Ahmad Faiz at 150th Anniversary Conference of Lahore High Court; received by a round of applause.
   
Dec 10, 2016 Dr Saif Addressed on 150th Anniversary of LHC
150th Anniversary Conference of Lahore High Court was held at Aiwan-e-Iqbal today. The ceremony enjoyed an enthusiastic reception of respected judges from across Pakistan, lawyers, government officials and media. Speaking at the occasion, Chairman PITB, Dr Umar Saif, highlighted the IT initiatives ventured with and for LHC. Introducing the Case Flow Management System, he said that the system will go live in 4-6 weeks, which will help streamline and expedite cases benefiting the system and the litigants.
   
Dec 09, 2016 Free Wi-Fi Wherever You Go
Deployment of free Wi-Fi hotspots throughout Punjab is one of the many goals of Digital Punjab campaign. With 200 hotspots in Lahore, Multan and Rawalpindi initially, we are turning high-speed internet into a core utility.
   
Dec 09, 2016 Training Session for Senior Training Wardens
A two-day training session for senior traffic wardens on traffic safety and awareness application was conducted at Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB). The purpose of the application, developed by PITB, is to introduce traffic reforms that will not only help manage traffic but bring ease to the commuters.
   
Dec 09, 2016 Plan9 - PITB's Tech Incubator to Launch CEO Baithak Today
First of its kind, Plan9 will be launching CEO Baithak today. The sessions will be engaging the front faces of different organizations to share their entrepreneurial tales and skills creating a chance for the startups to learn and leverage from the network they provide.
Read more
   
Dec 07, 2016 IT Policy Introduces Proactive Measures
PITB spokesperson states that the IT Policy introduces proactive measures that would be taken to bridge the digital divide cross gender, region and economic classes and to ensure affordable access to the internet. The specific policy commitments in this regard are establishment of common resource and service centers and public Wi-fi hotspots in remote areas and promotion of ease of access for women at these service centers.
The need for extensive local content pointed out in public consultations held on the first draft shall be addressed in the revised draft. Read more
   
Dec 07, 2016 Vivid Technologies Partner with Telenor to Provide Visual IVR Services
Telenor has signed up Vivid to transform its customer services experience by providing Visual IVR services. Vivid is enabling an enhanced telephony customer service through upgraded technology in terms of visual navigation. It is a major step forward for companies that have an appetite for better customer services. Read more.
   
Dec 07, 2016 Mock Call Competition at Citizen Contact Center
The Citizen Contact Center (CCC), instituted at PITB, held a Mock Call Competition in which random calls related to different departments and campaigns were done to gauge the overall quality of CCC agents. A prize distribution ceremony, following the competition, was held where the Joint Director Citizen Contact Center, Amir Munsif Khan, distributed gifts among the winning agents.
   
Dec 06, 2016 Dr Umar Saif to Speak at the ‘Lahore High Court 150th Anniversary Conference’
Chairman PITB, Dr Umar Saif, will be speaking at the ‘Lahore High Court 150th Anniversary Conference’ to be held at Aiwan-e-Iqbal, Lahore on December 10, 2016. He would be shedding light on the technical assistance and initiatives PITB has contributed to automate judiciary and streamline judicial procedures, which has not only brought processes but has made information easily accessible to the litigants.
   
Dec 05, 2016 Dr Umar Saif Delivered a Keynote Speech at 13th Annual Fulbright & Humphrey Alumni Conference
Chairman Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) and Vice Chancellor Information Technology University, Dr Umar Saif, spoke to 200 alumni of The Fulbright Program and The Hubert H Humphrey Fellowship Program at the 13th Annual Fulbright and Humphrey Alumni Conference as a keynote speaker held at Higher Education Commission, Islamabad.
Primarily focusing on his optimism for Pakistan, he narrated his journey from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to Pakistan. Dr Saif said that there is nothing at MIT that our students over here cannot accomplish and stressed on the need for continued investment in research and entrepreneurship for a brighter future for the country.
   
Dec 03, 2016 PITB Deploys Centralized Motor Vehicle Registration System across Punjab
With the aim to modernize governance techniques through transparency induced methods and smooth service delivery to citizens, Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) has taken yet another step forward accomplishing the development of 'Centralized Motor Vehicle Registration System'. The system enables online payment and transactions post-registration of all the vehicles across Punjab, which allows citizens to get vehicles transferred from any district within Punjab. With the data of all districts centralized, deployment of this citizen centric online system shall prove exceptionally imperative to better the law and order situation in the province.
   
Dec 01, 2016 Interest Free Loans to Improve Agriculture
Interest-free loans provided on easy installments to farmers in an effort to improve farming techniques and consequently levitating their economic condition. Not only will the farmers be able to get loans for their crops but acquisition of smartphones on easy interest-free installments will enable farmers to get weather updates, information about crop diseases and its solutions as well as information about every other type of farming in addition to accessibility to mobile banking.
   
Dec 01, 2016 Dr Umar Saif Invited as a Keynote Speaker at 13th Annual Fulbright & Humphrey Alumni
Chairman PITB, Vice Chancellor Information Technology University and freshly appointed Advisor to CM, Dr Umar Saif, is invited as a keynote speaker at the 13th Annual Fulbright & Humphrey Alumni on December 3, 2016 (Saturday) at Higher Education Commission, Islamabad focusing his talk on “Why I am optimistic about Pakistan?” Read more.
   
Dec 01, 2016 PlanX Newsletter – Out Now!
Catch the latest buzz on the events, new joining, success story of Pakistan’s fintech, Finja and more.
   
Dec 01, 2016 Citizen Contact Center at PITB Goes Live
With the objective to increase the services rendered to citizens and to improve the interaction with the participating departments, Citizen Contact Center (CCC) will mediate and handle more than 25 campaigns as helplines, survey lines and complaint lines to serve you best!
Housed at Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB), the CCC has the capacity of 200 seats where our agents maintain liaison; managing helplines for government departments thereby facilitating and sharing government’s load.
   
Nov 30, 2016 Achievement of more than 236 Accomplished and Acclaimed Projects by PITB
PITB in the news – With more than 236 accomplished and acclaimed projects, Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) has transformed governance in Punjab through technology. We’re not just setting examples for other provinces to follow and helping them come at par, we’re facilitating replication of our prominent projects in other countries while the entrepreneurship culture in Punjab is being noticed globally.
   
Nov 30, 2016 PITB Equipped Police with the Systems
Police Command and Control Office, equipped with the police systems developed by Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB), goes live in Mandi Bahaudin. PITB’s high-grade surveillance solutions are helping law-enforcement authorities in curbing crime, and in improving governance as well.
   
Nov 29, 2016 Dr Umar Saif Stated as Advisor to the CM Punjab
The Vice Chancellor of Information Technology University - ITU, Dr Umar Saif, has been given the status of Advisor to the Chief Minister Punjab and he will attend all Provincial Cabinet meetings. Dr Saif is the first ever computer scientist of international repute, technocrat associated with the Punjab Cabinet and is known for his work on using ICT solutions for developing-world problems. Read more.
   
Nov 25, 2016 Dr Umar Saif Hosts Dinner for Turkish Delegation
Chairman PITB, Dr Umar Saif, hosted a working dinner in the honor of Turkish delegation visiting Pakistan while areas of mutual interest also came under discussion. Team PITB including DG (IT), Rizwan Rashid and Director (EGA), Saflain Haider also graced the occasion.
   
Nov 25, 2016 PITB Conducts Trainings for Multiple IT Initiatives for Punjab Police
PITB has taken multiple IT based initiatives in collaboration with Punjab Police to enhance law and order related services. Conducted by Program Manager Atif Hussain, today’s training session focused on Centralized Bio Metric System that was attended by the ‘Muharrars’ of Lahore Police Stations across the city.
   
Nov 25, 2016 German Delegation Visited PITB's e-Khidmat Center
The delegation took a detailed round of the center and witnessed ongoing process of free services extended to the common citizens to explore the possibilities of leveraging from the service delivery model. Read more.
   
Nov 25, 2016 Register Your Business with Ease
PITB conducted its first training session with the concerned departments on the Ease of Doing Business Registration System – An initiative of World Bank being developed by PITB in collaboration with other stakeholders is a milestone for immense business opportunities in Punjab.
This one-window solution is to facilitate businesses in executing their processes in a user-friendly environment and to improve productivity by conducting their activities efficiently. The system shall cater to registration of Private Limited Company, Public Limited Company, Single Member Company, Association of Persons (firms) along with Sole Proprietorship.
The session was conducted by Ammar Nasim (Project Coordinator) under the supervision of Saima Shaikh (Director- Training & Development) and was attended by Industries, Commerce & Investment Department and Excise & Taxation Department.
   
Nov 24, 2016 Delegation of Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Interrnationale Zusammenarbeit visits PITB
Team of Health Sector Support Program from Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Interrnationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) visited PITB to explore possibilities of leveraging a health related service delivery model. In collaboration with Punjab Social Protection Authority (PSPA), GIZ plans to initiate services through different social protection agencies, which will follow the same model as e-Khidmat Markaz. The delegation is looking forward to meeting Chairman PITB Dr. Umar Saif to further discuss the collaboration. During the visit, the delegation led by their Project Manager Ms. Alexandra Plueschke, was briefed on the working of Citizens Facilitation Center (e-Khidmat Markaz.) PITB Director General e-Governance Mr. Sajid Latif, who presided the meeting, assured to delegation of full support.
   
Nov 24, 2016 PITB holds HRMIS workshop for officials of Punjab Police
Conducted at ASTP, the workshop focused on acquainting the attendees with PITB developed Police HRMIS Welfare system. that is exclusively designed for easy HR management of the police. The digitized process is helpful in ensuring transparency through paperless monitoring while saving time and money.
   
Nov 24, 2016 eLearn.Punjab to Exhibit at Gulshan-e-Ravi Moon Market to Promote Digital Education
To build awareness and educate people about the prevailing global education trend of digital content, eLearn.Punjab will exhibit at Gulshan-e-Ravi Moon Market Lahore. The grand fun fair is exclusively organized by Ministry of Education on the 25th and 26th of November. eLearn.Punjab, a project of Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB), is the official repository of free online digitized textbooks augmented with animations, simulations, videos and assessments.
   
Nov 23, 2016 PITB to Help AJK in Tech-driven Initiatives
A series of fruitful meetings were held between the senior officials of AJK province and Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) to help AJK in ICT interventions. Among the important officials were Chief Secretary AJK Sikandar Sultan, IGP AJK Bashir Memon and Secy IT AJK Zahoor Gilani, while DG IT Operations Faisal Yousaf and Syed Qasim Ifzal, Project Director (CPS) along with the team presented PITB at the meeting. PITB will mobilize within 3 weeks for operationalization and training of all the stakeholders in various projects, including CFMP, eLearn, e-Khidmat Markaz, Disease Surveillance, e-Stamp, Complaint MIS for All 46 Thanas, FIR system for all 46 Thanas, CRO for all 10 districts of AJK, HRMIS for Police and S&GAD, and Hotel Eye. As a token of appreciation, CS AJK gave a memento for Chairman PITB Dr. Umar Saif, which was received by PITB DG IT Operations Faisal Yousaf.
   
Nov 22, 2016 PlanX of Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) holds Entrepreneurs Organization Global Competition
PlanX , an initiative of PITB, will be holding the upcoming Entrepreneurs Organization Global Competition in association with EO Lahore Chapter and Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) Pakistan to laud local entrepreneurs and award the best winner with an opportunity to participate in the global finals. The EO is a global network of influential business owners with chapters all over the world, while GSEA is a globally renowned competition for students who own and operate a business while acquiring education. Apply now.
   
Nov 22, 2016 PITB Successfully Completes All Punjab Surveillance of the Recent Chelum and Urs
Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) ensured complete security to the pilgrims attending the Chehlum of Hazrat Imam Hussain (R.A) and the Urs of Hazrat Data Ganj Baksh Ali Hajveri that fell on the same date. Initiated for the first time, PITB successfully operated the system under the supervision of Chairman PITB Dr. Umar Saif from Punjab Central Command and Control Room.
   
Nov 19, 2016 PITB’s CFMP Fixes Corrupt Official of LRMIS
DCO Sahiwal, Shaukat Ali Khan Khichi surrendered the services of an official working in the Land record Management Information System (LRMIS) Centre and ordered to initiate disciplinary proceedings against him on the basis of negative citizen feedback received through Citizen Feedback Monitoring Program Punjab (CFMP) feed devised and run by Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB).
   
Nov 18, 2016 Dealer Vehicle Registration System (DVRS) Powered by PITB
From tightening noose around terrorists’ necks to minimizing the sale of stolen cars Dealer Vehicle Registration System (DVRS) is eliminating the phenomena of plying of unregistered vehicles and providing maximum convenience to the purchaser of motor vehicles.
   
Nov 17, 2016 Dr. Umar Saif will Speak at the Chatham House, London
Chairman Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) and VC Information Technology University, Dr Umar Saif will be a part of the panel discussion at the Chatham House, London to be held on November 17, 2016. The panelists will put forward the innovative models they have devised to fight corruption in addition to the challenges associated with using technology to fight corruption. For more details, click here.
   
Nov 17, 2016 Dr Umar Saif to Chair Annual International Conference on ICTD Next Year
Dr Umar Saif gave a Distinguished Lecture at the University of Washington Seattle about the use of technology in development. Considered a preeminent expert in the world in the field of technology for development, Dr Saif will be chairing the annual international conference on ICT for Development (ICTD) next year.
Dr Umar Saif was later invited to the headquarters of the Bill Gates Foundation in Seattle to discuss innovations that would enable financial inclusion for people who do not have access to digital money. Dr Saif also presented his vision for setting up a center at Information Technology University for research in Financial Technology (FinTech).
   
Nov 17, 2016 Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) in collaboration with Microsoft Innovation Center (MIC-Lahore) arranged a Meet-up with NEPA DX Lead, Hana Habayeb.
The meet-up was focused around how Microsoft can help and add value to PITB’s Software Development division through its programs including contribution to our e-Government initiatives, co-selling Microsoft backed solutions, collaboration between Plan9 - PITB's Tech Incubator and Microsoft Innovation Center etc.
PITB was represented by Director General (IT), Rizwan Rashid, General Manager (IT), Burhan Rasool, and Director (Development & Infrastructure) Adil Iqbal Khan.
   
Nov 17, 2016 Visit of Delegates of ATX+PAK to PITB
Delegates of ATX+PAK exchange program visited PITB’s state-of-the-art data center and video conferencing facility instituted at ASTP while Director (IT Infrastructure), Sajjad Ghani also accompanied the delegates.
   
Nov 16, 2016 Piloting of Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) Application in Kasur
Team PITB visited three schools in Kasur for piloting of the Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) Application developed by PITB. Students at government schools get a stipend and are rewarded on the basis of attendance (i.e. students with 80% or greater attendance) but it was being difficult for teachers to manage and maintain student attendance and tallies. With this application not only the maintenance and registration would be eased by it shall also prevent chances of forgery hence ensuring fair stipend distribution.
After the successful pilot project, the application will be implemented across all government schools of Punjab from January 01, 2017.
   
Nov 15, 2016 Dr. Umar Saif will Deliver Lecture at University of Washington
Chairman Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) and VC Information Technology University, Dr Umar Saif, will be delivering a distinguished lecture on Designing Technology for ‘Other’ 5 Billion at university of Washington, Seattle on November 15, which is open for public. Through the lecture he will be highlighting the use of smartphone applications helping fight against poverty, disease and illiteracy.
   
Nov 15, 2016 7 US Deligates Visited PITB's Tech Incubator as a Part of Exchange Program
A seven member delegation from the United States has arrived in Lahore as part of an ATX+PAK Exchange program that exists between Plan9 - PITB's Tech Incubator, the US State Department, and the city of Austin, in the US. The program aims to connect Pakistani entrepreneurs to mentors, business/strategic partners and investors based in Austin, Texas. Click here to read more.
   
Nov 14, 2016 Youth Council Colombo Visits PITB
A 15-member delegation from National Services Youth Council Colombo, Sri Lanka, led by Youth Parliament Minister Srilanka, Kasun Wickramasingha visited eLearn.Punjab program of PITB to get acquainted with the digital content and other ongoing educational programs and initiatives of Punjab government. Click here to read more.
   
Nov 14, 2016 PITB will Implement an e-Filing & Office Automation System (eFOAS) and Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
PITB will now be implementing an e-Filing & Office Automation System (eFOAS) and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) for timely and effective redressal of grievances. In this regard, team PITB had a productive meet with Joint Secretary (PM, Secretariat) and his team whereby the logistics of development and implementation were deliberated.
Moreover, our team also met MD Overseas Pakistanis Foundation (OPF) and his team for the implementation of eFOAS and relevant systems. In regard to this, an MoU followed by SLA will be signed between PITB & OPF in next couple of weeks.
   
Nov 14, 2016 Dr. Saif Speaks at the International Tech Conference 2016
Talking as a keynote speaker at the international Tech Conference 2016 jointly organized by MIT and USAID in USA, VC Information Technology University (ITU) cum Chairman Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) Dr Umar Saif, stated that due to the technology platform, Punjab’s immunization coverage has risen from 15% to 88% in the past 20 months and the same program is being replicated in the other parts of Pakistan.
Dr Umar’s work received widespread applause, with representatives from several countries expressing keen interest in replicating those programs in their countries.
   
Nov 11, 2016 PITB Provided Capacity Building to Government Officials
Keeping in mind the need of hour and future, Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) is facilitating the government officials by providing capacity building. With this aim, a Basic IT Skills training program has been initiated to enhance the understanding of IT products which can facilitate the officials in their day to day activities and boost their confidence to use IT; thus increasing their efficiency and productivity.
In continuation to this, 35th Batch of officials from different governmental departments was provided a 2 week training, focusing on the basic concepts of word processing, spreadsheets, presentations and general IT skills.
On the last day of this session, certificate distribution ceremony was held where Syed Nayyer Ali (Senior Program Manager) graced the occasion as the chief guest and distributed the certificates among the participants. Further, he appreciated their participation while encouraging them to continue serving with passion and commitment.
   
Nov 11, 2016 Multimedia Classrooms & Smart Lab Inaugurated by Minister Education, Punjab
Punjab Education Minister, Rana Mashood, inaugurated and visited multimedia classrooms and smart lab where the digital content of science and math of grade 6-10 is being taught at multimedia classrooms. He said that the introduction of digital content has discouraged the culture of rote-learning (Ratta) whereas Punjab Government is planning to scale up this implementation.
   
Nov 11, 2016 Free Wi-Fi Hotpots are Lifesavers; Pakistan is Going to Have Them Soon
Developed and deployed by the Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) as part of the M-Governance initiative, nearly 200 hotpots will be set up in Lahore, Rawalpindi and Multan, at locations such as educational and government institutions, public parks, market places, hospitals, railway stations, airports and bus stations. The project, however, is expected to launch in December 2016
   
Nov 11, 2016 eLearn.Punjab Conducts Parents Orientation Session in Attock
In continuation of the series of orientation sessions conducted for parents across the designated schools to familiarize them with the digital content, another session was conducted at Government GGHS No.1, Attock. The sessions have enjoyed an overwhelming response by the parents who are keen to help their children out with their work.
   
Nov 11, 2016 Dr Umar Saif Spoke to Students at Harvard Center for International Development
Chairman PITB and VC Information Technology University (ITU), Dr Umar Saif had an interactive and engaging session with the students at the Harvard Center for International Development. He spoke about how derivatives of technology are contributing towards eradicating poverty, illiteracy and disease. He mentioned the systems and applications designed by PITB and the enthusiastic student attendance wanted to get involved with the work showcased.
   
Nov 11, 2016 Dr Umar Saif Talked as a Keynote Speaker at TechCon 2016 at MIT
Chairman PITB and VC ITU, Dr Umar Saif addressed the TechCon 2016 as a keynote speaker. The three-day conference on innovative approaches to international development, co-hosted by USAID and MIT, is being held at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Problem solvers from around the globe have convened at MIT to explore and share innovative approaches to address some of the world’s most pressing challenges.
   
Nov 10, 2016 PITB Devises Software for Verification of Private Employees
If you need to hire domestic help and need a background check, PITB’s ‘Registration of Private Employees’ software, installed at across all police stations in Punjab, will take your apprehensions away. Linked to the Criminal Database Software, all you need is the employees CNIC and you’d get the information you need.
   
Nov 10, 2016 Dr Umar Saif to Speak at the Harvard Center for International Development
Chairman Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) and VC Information Technology University (ITU), Dr Umar Saif will be speaking at the Harvard Center for International Development (CID) on Designing Technology for the ‘other’ 5 Billion tomorrow. He will be talking about how with the advent of cheap smartphones, we can finally design software applications to fight poverty, disease and illiteracy for the "other" 5 billion in the developing world.
   
Nov 09, 2016 4th Sri Lanka-Pakistan Youth Exchange 2016
A delegation from National Services Youth Council from Colombo, Sri Lanka, visited eLearn.Punjab (PITB) today. The 15-member delegation was led by Wahid Siraj (Owner and Principle) and the admin staff of Modernage Public School & College, Abbottabad. eLearn‘s team presented their digital content, shared ongoing educational programs and initiatives with the delegation.
Comparing the youth educational and cultural values in both the countries, the delegates highly appreciated eLearn’s revolutionary initiatives to blend technology and education to avoid rote-learning. Kasun Wickramasingha (Youth Minister, Srilanka) appreciated the initiatives if PITB in the educational sector and proposed collaboration between eLearn.Punjab and Sri Lankan government in education sector.
The event wrapped up with a visit of ASTP. Muhammad Kashif Farooq (JD IT and Project head of eLearn.Punjab) thanked the delegation for coming all the way to Lahore for this exclusive, fruitful visit.
   
Nov 08, 2016 Tablet distribution in Government Girls High School No.1 Attock
In continuation of the deployment of digitized books by eLearn.Punjab, tablets were distributed amongst the teachers of Government Girls High School No. 1 in Attock. The teachers were trained to use the application along with demonstration session on the usage of tablets and their connectivity with LED. The teachers showed keen interest in using PITB developed application and ensured full support to comply with the initiative.
   
Nov 08, 2016 Dr Umar Saif to Speak at the Future of Pakistan Conference at LSE
Chairman Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) and VC Information Technology University, Dr Umar Saif will be speaking about Pakistan’s core development priorities and their linkage with potential IT based government reforms as a part of the development panel at the Future of Pakistan Conference being held at London School of Economics and Politics on November 19, 2016.
The FOP LSE forum allows discussing strategies and policy recommendations in relation to Pakistan and motivates necessary interaction between ministers, professors, and students.
   
Nov 07, 2016 4th Parents Orientation Session in Gujranwala
Team eLearn.Punjab conducted 4th parents orientation session at Government Girls Model High School, Gujranwala. The sessions are an attempt to educate parents about the digital content so they can assist their children to learn.
   
Nov 07, 2016 Bringing Businesses in Tax Net through Technology
PITB's web based monitoring tool, Restaurant Invoice Management System (RIMS), which enables real-time capturing and monitoring of invoices issued by the restaurants to ensure proper declaration of Punjab sales tax on services collected.
   
Nov 04, 2016 Parents of Khushab Attend Orientation Session Conducted by eLearn.Punjab
Team eLearn.Punjab conducted the first session of parents’ orientation at Government Model High School for Girls, Juaharabad (Khushab). Parents of the students participated in droves and were thoroughly supportive of the initiative. The sessions are an attempt at making parents familiar with the digital content such that they can assist their children too.
   
Nov 04, 2016 ‘Facebook for Developers’ Workshop Organized by PlanX
The exclusive ‘Facebook for Developers’ workshop was organized by PlanX in Lahore on November 3, 2016 (Thursday). 6th in the world and the very first in Pakistan, the workshop was attended by more than 200 developers from across Pakistan and encompassed an overview of various developer tools made available by Facebook including the Deep Dive sessions and Code Labs for our developers community.
The workshop wrapped up with a closing note by Chairman PITB and VC ITU, Dr Umar Saif where he thanked the Facebook team to have flown all the way to Lahore for this exclusive, fruitful workshop.
   
Nov 03, 2016 DigitalPunjab : Road to a New Horizon
PITB-devised e-Ticketing system for National Highway and Motorway Police (NHMP) to mitigate malpractice, improve work efficiency and vigilance of traffic wardens and facilitate commuters.DigitalPunjab : Road to a New Horizon
PITB-devised e-Ticketing system for National Highway and Motorway Police (NHMP) to mitigate malpractice, improve work efficiency and vigilance of traffic wardens and facilitate commuters.
   
Nov 03, 2016 Empowering the Government Officials
PITB in collaboration with Information Technology University is conducting a two-week training session to enhance the understanding of participants in relation to IT products and encourage capacity building of the departments. This session will be focusing on the basic concepts of word processing, spreadsheets, presentations and general IT skills.
   
Nov 03, 2016 3rd Session of Parents Orientation Conducted in Gujranwala
Team eLearn.Punjab successfully conducted the third session of parents’ orientation at Government Girls Model High School, Gujranwala whereas parents’ participation and response at the sessions has been overwhelming and motivating.
   
Nov 02, 2016 Smart Lab and Multimedia Classrooms Inaugurated by Minister of Education Punjab
Smart Lab and Multimedia Classrooms were inaugurated by the Minister of Education Punjab, Rana Mashood, today. While visiting the multimedia classrooms and smart lab, he said that the introduction of digital content has discouraged the culture of rote-learning (ratta).
In these modernized classrooms trained teachers will use digital content having videos, animations, simulations and assessments to facilitate self-learning. Secretary Schools, Abdul Jabbar Shaheen, said this initiative was a part of pilot implementation of eLearn.Punjab . A lab of 50 tablets is being established for the designated school where students would be able to access the digital content. Moreover, monthly tests of students will also be conducted at the lab and the dashboards will display results online and in real time. Around 600+ students will be benefit from this project whereas parents wholeheartedly welcomed the initiative. Rana Mashood also inaugurated Kids lab for nursery group students.
   
Nov 02, 2016 e-Stamping: Punjab Rising Digitally
Rolled out successfully across all 36 districts of Punjab, online sale and purchase of the high valued non-judicial stamp papers will now be carried out electronically in order to eliminate frauds in issuance of bogus papers making revenue transactions safe and secure.
Punjab is growing exponentially in terms of transparency, efficiency and good governance.
   
Nov 02, 2016 eLearn.Punjab Conducts 2nd Session of Parents Orientation in Gujranwala
After the successful first round, the second session of parents’ orientation was conducted at Government Girls Model High School, Gujranwala. With these sittings, eLearn.Punjab aims at educating parents enough about the digital content that they could facilitate their children to learn.
   
Nov 01, 2016 eLearn.Punjab: Tablet Distribution in Juaharabad
Team eLearn.Punjab distributed tablets among teachers of Government Model High School for Girls, Juaharabad (Khushab), followed by an orientation session on the use of eLearn.Punjab application, screen sharing and content server.
   
Nov 01, 2016 PlanX Brings Hackathon & Festival of Ideas in collaboration with SOT
PlanX has partnered with School Of Tomorrow (SOT) to organize an exclusive Hackathon and festival of ideas, which will take place from 4th - 6th November.
Chairman PITB, Dr Umar Saif, will speak at SOT2016 on 'Setting Directions for A World of Tomorrow' on November 04, 2016 (Friday) while Director PlanX, Hafsa Shorish, will moderate a panel discussion on 'Stories of Vision and Innovation' on November 05, 2016 (Saturday) from 11:00 - 12:00 pm.
The event is bringing together members of the public, with leaders and experts from Pakistan and around the globe to discuss emerging issues and envision a brighter future together. Don't forget to join these amazing sessions by leading members of the educational, technology and other industries.
   
Nov 01, 2016 Facebook’s SheMeansBusiness Launch
Herself, an initiative of the entrepreneurship wing of PITB focusing on empowering women through technology, is collaborating with Facebook's initiative #SheMeansBusiness. Tech enthusiasts and aspiring entrepreneurs are being welcomed to join the launch event of SheMeansBusiness on November 02, 2016 (tomorrow) where likeminded women shall gather and explore how they can also leverage from this partnership.
Representatives from Facebook are flying in to meet the women of Pakistan whereas other women organizations shall also be joining to seek partnership opportunities.
Get ready for some extraordinary exposure into the world of entrepreneurship and witness the force behind the thought of Herself and SheMeansBusiness!
   
Nov 01, 2016 Facebook Collaborates with PlanX for ‘Facebook for Developers’ Workshop
For the first time in Pakistan, Facebook for Developers in collaboration with PlanX will be conducting a one day workshop on Bots on Messenger, Account Kit and React Native on November 03, 2016 (Thursday).
Trainers from Facebook will be flying down to Pakistan to deliver this workshop. To participate please fill the application form.
   
Oct 31, 2016 eLearn.Punjab Introduces Teaching Contest to Improve Teaching Pedagogy
Teaching contest as a part of pilot implementation aims at improving and evaluating teaching pedagogy in a motivational way. As per their performance, teachers may be ranked by an independent jury.
For this contest an introductory/awareness meeting was conducted at Government Girls Model High School, Gulshan Ravi, Lahore.
   
Oct 31, 2016 Draft of Punjab’s First IT Policy Open for Public Consultation
Chairman PITB, Dr Umar Saif , elaborated that the policy has four primary components viz. regulation, budget allocation, promotion of the IT sector and empowerment of citizens through digital development.
The draft is open for public consultation and feedback
   
Oct 28, 2016 Parents Orientation: eLearn.Punjab Conducts 3rd Session
3rd session of Parents Orientation was organized by team e.Learn at Central Model School for Boys, Lower Mall, Lahore.
   
Oct 28, 2016 DigitalPunjab – Minimizing the Digital Divide
With a purpose to promote education and communication in the province with the help of modern technology, free WiFi connectivity has been made available at important educational institutions, hospitals, railway stations, airports, metro bus routes and bus stands, etc.
   
Oct 27, 2016 PITB's Health Initiatives to the Rescue
Untiring efforts of team PITB continues throughout the week in different districts of Punjab. PITB team is in Islamabad to sensitize the concerned authorities and to develop coordinated efforts and activities on Dengue outbreak currently faced by the capital city using PITB's time tested Dengue Information Portals and Tracking System.
Moreover, trainers from PITB delivered training to 9,364 participants across seven districts regarding the mobile app developed for health workers to report polio activities on the move. The participants included EDO (health), DDOH, union council medical officers, area in-charges and polio field teams.
These trainings were delivered in preparation to the recent 3-day SNID polio campaign that ended on Oct 26, 2016.
   
Oct 27, 2016 eLearn.Punjab : Orientation Sessions Organized for Parents
In the continuation of organizing orientation sessions for parents at eight selected schools, eLearn.Punjab conducted a session at Government Girls Model High School, Gulshan Ravi, Lahore. The sessions aim at educating parents about digital content and encourage them to facilitate their children.
   
Oct 27, 2016 First e-Stamp Paper Issued in Sahiwal, Okara and Pakpattan
With the issuance of first e-Stamp papers in Sahiwal, Okara and Pakpattan, e-Stamping has now been rolled out across Punjab; operational in all 36 districts.
The online sale and purchase of the high value non-judicial stamp papers will eliminate the mafia committing frauds by issuing bogus papers particularly in business deals all over the province. Electronic stamping has replaced the previous system making verification of stamp papers being genuine or fake has been made possible, which has consequently rescued the government from bearing huge losses to the national exchequer.
   
Oct 26, 2016 eLearn.Punjab Organizes Orientation Sessions for Parents
eLearn.Punjab is organizing orientation sessions for parents at eight of the selected schools. The sessions aim at educating parents about digital content and encourage them to facilitate their children. Parents, on the other hand, are very participative of the idea and acquired offline content from the eLearn team in their USBs, memory cards and hard drives.
As of now, two orientation sessions have been organized at Central Model School for Boys Lower Mall Lahore.
   
Oct 26, 2016 e-Stamping Services: Training Session held in Pakpattan, Okara and Sahiwal District
A detailed training session followed by a launching ceremony of e-Stamping Services was held at TMA Hall in Pakpattan, Alhamra Arts Council in Okara and District Council Hall in Sahiwal.
With the issuance of computerized stamp papers, which are now available across Punjab, not only the culture of printing of fake stamps papers and its sale/purchase is being controlled but e-stamps are also helping to overcome frauds in property distribution, disputes and corrupt practices.
   
Oct 26, 2016 Grooming Punjab to be a Preferred Destination for Global IT Businesses
The provincial government will unveil the Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) Policy 2016, in a bid to develop itself as one of the top electronically-governed, IT-enabled and e-literate one in the region, said Chairman PITB, Dr Umar Saif
   
Oct 26, 2016 Delegates from LEAD Pakistan Visit PITB
19th cohort of Leadership Development Program, LEAD Pakistan, visited PITB today. The cohort visited PITB to get a thorough exposure of PITB’s IT-based governance solutions and Innovation Center. PD (PPMRP) Salman Amin and Director (Software Engineering), Adil Iqbal Khan gave a presentation on PITB’s prominent ICT ventures including evolution, progress and outcomes of e-Stamping, which has now been implemented across Punjab.
Participants from LEAD, thoroughly impressed by the initiatives, said that PITB has state of the art facilities to provide and devise technology based solutions for government agencies and entrepreneurs.
Team LEAD Pakistan met Chairman PITB, Dr Umar Saif ; appreciated him for his inspiring leadership.
   
Oct 26, 2016 Tablet Distribution at Govt Girls Model High School for Girls, Gujranwala
eLearn.Punjab team distributed tablets among teachers of Govt. Girls Model High School for Girls, Satellite Town, Gujranwala, followed by a session about the usage of elearn.Punjab app and screen sharing.
   
Oct 25, 2016 Punjab IT Policy 2016: 3rd Roundtable Conference
PITB in collaboration with TechHub Connect hosted the biggest IT event of Pakistan – The third IT Round Table Conference at ASTP on October 25, 2016 (Tuesday). The conference, enthusiastically attended by more than 150 IT companies alongside P@SHA, was spearheaded by Chairman PITB, Dr Umar Saif to finalize the IT policy of Punjab. Dr Saif stated that more than 150 brilliant minds had contributed to the preparation of the draft of Punjab IT Policy 2016 while the draft has been formulated after diligent review of the policy documents from more than 25 different countries. More than 50 consultative meetings during the process to seek input from specialists especially in the case of emerging disciplines such as IoT, Big Data, Cloud Computing etc., he added.
He elaborated that the policy outlines four components viz. regulation, budget allocation, promotion of the IT sector and empowerment of citizens through digital development. “We want the government to treat connectivity as it treats utilities,” said Dr Umar Saif and that their mission is to enable internet access and reduce digital divide in Punjab. He further informed that a ‘Right of Way Policy’ has also been introduced in the policy while digital financial inclusion is a prominent goal of the IT Policy 2016. The discussion also reviewed progress made on key issues since the 2nd Roundtable held in May 2015. Dr Saif was pleased to announce that the government was partnering with more than 100 local vendors, which is a good omen.
Dr Saif emphasized on the need of an IT census that would be conducted with the assistance of P@SHA, promising that the IT census will be underway by the next time they all assemble. Later, the forum was opened for questions, comments and suggestions while the participants engaged in an enthusiastic round of Q/A.
All the participants acknowledged the hard work of Dr Umar Saif and TechHub Connect to have come up with an IT Policy while President P@SHA, Jehan Ara, thanked Dr Umar Saif for taking the lead and hoped other provinces drew inspiration from the example set high.
Director Entrepreneurship, Nabeel A. Qadeer and Program Manager, Sarah Tariq Gilani deserve a special mention and praises for arranging such a wonderful event.
   
Oct 25, 2016 Multimedia Classrooms at Daanish School, Fazalpur
Aqsa Ghazi of eLearn.Punjab distributed tablets among teachers of Daanish School, Fazalpur, District Rajanpur followed by a session about the usage of elearn.punjab app and screen sharing.
Eight schools have been selected for the pilot project of e-learn programme under which 200 multimedia class rooms are being established to instruct science education from grade 6-10 through modern technology.
   
Oct 24, 2016 Punjab IT Policy Up For Public Consultation
With the vision to transform Punjab into one of the top e-Governed, IT-enabled, e-Literate province in the region, the Punjab Information Technology Board has put the first draft for the Punjab IT Policy 2016 up for public consultation. The Policy envisions a progressive, dynamic and inclusive Punjab that is abreast with the latest technological developments and offers a conducive environment for innovation, entrepreneurship and sustainable human development.
The draft has been prepared as a result of the phenomenal efforts contributed by more than 150 brilliant minds from across Pakistan and would be discussed in detail by key stakeholders from the IT & ITES sector at the 3rd #PITB #Roundtable Conference being held on October 25, 2016 (Tuesday).
So, we invite you all to read, comment and critique it, so we can improve it further.
For more details, click here.
   
Oct 24, 2016 Chairman PITB, Dr Umar Saif , completed five years of service at Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) today.
“I thought this was an opportunity to help make a difference,” he said while accepting the chairmanship and so he did; he made a difference, propelling Pakistan into the digital age. We not only congratulate him but thank him for guiding, motivating, leading and representing us and Pakistan across the globe. We are proud you!
   
Oct 24, 2016 e-Stamping Services Reach Mianwali and Bhakkar Districts
After the successful launch of e-Stamping services, the first e-Stamp papers were issued from Bank of Punjab, IBD Branch District, Mianwali and Bank of Punjab, Main Branch, Bhakkar. e-Stamping services are successfully being implemented across Punjab; only 3 districts to go.
   
Oct 24, 2016 Evaluation of LHC Employees for Enrolment in Advance IT Course
Punjab Information Technology Board in collaboration with Punjab Judicial Academy evaluated 200 Lahore High Court employees for enrolment in advance IT course. The session was conducted by Team PITB led by Sr. Program Manager, Syed Nayyer Ali and Ammar Nasim.
   
Oct 22, 2016 CM Punjab Presents Token of Appreciation to Chairman PITB
In recognition of the valuable efforts contributed to launching and implementing Pakistan’s first vehicle registration system called ‘Dealers Vehicle Registration System (DVRS)’, Chief Minister Punjab, Shehbaz Sharif, presented a token of appreciation to Chairman PITB, Dr. Umar Saif at the launching ceremony today.
IT revolution spawning and thriving under the leadership of Dr. Umar Saif in Punjab has also being acknowledged by the chief ministers from other provinces, which has wholeheartedly been expressed during their visits to PITB.
   
Oct 22, 2016 Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) in collaboration with TechHub Connect is organizing the Roundtable Conference at Arfa Software Technology Park on October, 25, 2016 (Tuesday). This semi annual event of #TechHubConnect assembles the movers and shakers of the entire IT industry of Pakistan under one roof to deliberate over specific challenges faced by the IT sector and devise ways of solving them. Moreover, the IT stakeholders discuss ways in which the IT industry can be improved as a whole nationally & internationally.
The Roundtable has, thus far, enabled the industry to voice its concerns on issues such as taxation, visa facilitation, access to global markets, e-payments etc. where PITB acts as liaison between the industry and relevant government departments.
   
Oct 21, 2016 Art and Literature Contests to Rejoice 150 Years of Lahore High Court
Year 2016 marks the 150th anniversary of the historical Lahore High Court. By holding these celebrations, the judiciary in Punjab intends to reach out the masses to demonstrate that a committed and functional judiciary exists to minimize their miseries in pursuit of justice. In this background, and to procure maximum participation of the masses in the celebrations, Lahore High Court is organizing ‘Art and Literature Contests’ i.e. photography contests, essay writing competition, old photographs contest and children painting contest.
The submissions are open from October 17, 2016 to November 15, 2016 while the wards will be given at the 150th Anniversary Conference to be held on December 10, 2016.
We encourage you all to start submitting and become part of these prestigious celebrations!
   
Oct 21, 2016 CM Gilgit Baltistan pays an exclusive visit to Chairman PITB, Dr Umar Saif
During an exclusive visit to PITB, CM Gilgit Baltistan Hafeezur Rehman visited Chairman PITB to discuss collaboration regarding e-governance initiatives in the province. CM Gilgit Baltistan was acquainted with ICT interventions in the fields of education, health, law and order, and citizen facilitation services. Expressing interest in setting up IT infrastructure in the province with the help of PITB, he appreciated Dr Umar Saif for his dedication towards building a progressive nation. Dr Umar Saif presented CM Gilgit Baltistan with souvenir of gratitude and assured him of PITB’s support. The meeting was followed by media conference in which he thanked PITB and government of the Punjab for extending support towards Gilgit Baltistan. Among the eminent attendees were DG IT Operations Faisal Yousaf, DG IT Rizwan Rashid, DG e-Governance Sajid Latif, DG IT Solutions Waqar Naeem Qureshi, Director Citizen Facilitation Services Muhammad Waseem Bhatti and Director Software Engineering Adil Iqbal Khan.
   
Oct 20, 2016 Children Painting Contest to Rejoice 150 Years of Lahore High Court
Year 2016 marks the 150th anniversary of the historical Lahore High Court, Lahore. By holding these celebrations, the judiciary in Punjab intends to reach out the masses to demonstrate that a committed and functional judiciary exists to minimize their miseries in pursuit of justice. In this background and to procure maximum participation of the masses in the celebrations, Lahore High Court is organizing a ‘Children Painting Contest’, under the umbrella of ‘Art and Literature Contests’. The submissions are open from October 17, 2016 to November 15, 2016 while the awards will be given at the 150th Anniversary Conference to be held on December 10, 2016.
   
Oct 20, 2016 Citizen Contact Centre – Access to Information Made Easy!
Citizen Contact Centre (CCC) is PITB’s centralized call center platform for multiple government departments (attached/autonomous/semi-government bodies/departments/units) to interact with citizen. It includes services like inbound/outbound calls, helpline/complaint line with IVR facility, outbound survey calls facility, SMS/MMS query and broadcasting service (text and/or voice), pre-recorded calls/robot calls with response capture facility, etc. and other mechanisms and technologies to connect with the citizens and officials as the need may be.
   
Oct 20, 2016 Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) Creating Waves; Pushing Boundaries!
On its way to accomplish the task to digitize Punjab, PITB has successfully implemented 236+ projects transforming health, education and law and order sectors creating ripples beyond Punjab. Thoroughly impressed by the way PITB has steered Punjab smartly incorporating technology introducing a new wave of transparency, accountability and good governance, Sindh, KPK and AJK have sought to replicate systems and software so as to benefit from the work done by PITB under the dynamic leadership of Dr Umar Saif.
   
Oct 19, 2016 Chairman PITB Dr Umar Saif Inaugurated uberAUTO in Lahore
Dr Umar Saif said that uberAUTO is another way of using technology to offer more choice and making life simpler offering cheap and safe mode of transportation.
   
Oct 19, 2016 Chairman PITB & Commissioner Gujranwala Inaugurated e-Khidmat Center in Gujranwala
Citizen Facilitation Center, launched in Gujranwala, is providing multiple citizen-centric services under one roof. This initiative of PITB has been remarkably successful due to the transparency, accountability and comfort it brings to the citizens.
Chairman PITB, Dr Umar Saif , said that the 6 fully automated one-window e-Khidmat centers operational in Punjab for all government services are offering guaranteed turnaround time.
Watch exclusive report by Dunya News.
   
Oct 19, 2016 e-Khidmat Centers Set Up to Mitigate the Culture of Bribery: Dr Umar Saif
Speaking at the inauguration of Citizen Facilitation Center in Gujranwala Kamoki, Chairman PITB, Dr Umar Saif, said that all public services are being provided under one roof in order to discourage bribery, nepotism and to save people from the hassle of standing in long queues.
   
Oct 19, 2016 Dr Umar Saif Receives Certificate of Recognition from Mayor of Austin
Chairman Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) and VC Information Technology University (ITU) , Dr Umar Saif received a certificate of recognition from the Mayor of Austin, Steve Adler, for establishing the US Texas-Pakistan Startup Exchange Program.
The exchange program called ATX+PAK is designed to link Texas City of Austin’s technology entrepreneurs with their counterparts in Pakistan. Under the program, six (6) startups of PITB’s Plan9 - PITB's Tech Incubator and PlanX would be placed in Austin-based incubators and accelerators for three weeks and would be provided with advanced training, mentor-ship and networking opportunities.
   
Oct 19, 2016 Facebook for Developers Workshop
For the first time in Pakistan, Facebook for Developers in collaboration with PlanX, will be conducting a one day workshop on Thursday 3rd November, 2016. Facebook for Developers will help you build new platforms, grow and monetize your app providing developers with what they can do in collaboration with Facebook to enable them to share and grow their applications.
   
Oct 18, 2016 e-Stamping Services Reach Sargodha and Khushab Districts
After the successful launch of e-Stamping services, the first e-Stamp papers were issued from Bank of Punjab, Fatima Jinnah road, District Sargodha and Bank of Punjab, Joharabad Branch, District Khushab. e-Stamping services are successfully being implemented across Punjab; 5 more districts to go.
   
Oct 18, 2016 Team PITB Presents Anti-dengue Initiatives to WHO
Team PITB, led by Director (e-Government Applications), Saflain Haider, presented anti-dengue initiatives to WHO representatives from Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan. The session was a part of the training program on surveillance, prevention and control of Aedes mosquitoes, a vector of Zika and associated diseases.
   
Oct 18, 2016 e-Stamping Services launched in district Sargodha and Khushab
Detailed training sessions followed by launching ceremonies of e-Stamping Services were held at Jinnah Hall, Sargodha and District Council Hall, Khushab. The sessions were attended by all relevant stakeholders including stamp vendors, revenue staff, sub-registrars, media and general public. e-Stamping team thanked the relevant district administration including DCO, ADC, ACs and other staff for necessary arrangements and participation.
e-Stamping Services will be operational from today onwards.
   
Oct 18, 2016 PlanX Partners with Unilever Foundry
PlanX has official partnered with Unilever Foundry as part of the Pakistani Chapter for Unilever. Through this global initiative that was launched in 2015, innovators will be presented with an opportunity to access one of the world's most successful consumer goods companies and make their foray in Unilever’s 400+ brands. Under this initiative Unilever seeks to work with mentors and support budding entrepreneurs. This partnership offers to stimulate and facilitate experimentation within Unilever’s brands and functions across their organization.
This partnership will also enable and engage PlanX startups in providing solutions to Unilever’s problems which will help them improve their functionalities coupled with streamlining their businesses in many ways, resulting in higher sales etc. This will, consequently, give entrepreneurs an opportunity to liaise in a commercial capacity and establish a strong relationship with Unilever.
   
Oct 17, 2016 uberAUTO Launches in Lahore!
After a successful car taxi service, Uber Pakistan decided to launch exquisite new services in Pakistan officially announcing the launch of rickshaw service ‘uberAUTO’ in Lahore. Chairman PITB, Dr Umar Saif inaugurated uberAUTO and took the first ride.
DIG Operations, Haider Ashraf, CCPO Lahore, Captain Amin Wains, CTO Lahore, Tayyab Cheema, Secretary Excise, Ahmed Bilal, DG IT (PITB), Faisal Yousaf, CEO Uber, Zohair Yousafi and Head of Expansions Uber, Loic Amado were all present at the event and deliberated the operations of the service.
Zohair Yousafi said that passengers who cannot afford an expensive car ride uberAUTO is the answer for them. Rickshaws are an iconic part of Lahore landscape and so they are excited to unveil another service from platform of Uber. Lahore has wholeheartedly welcomed progressive technology and smart transport solutions while introducing uberAUTO, Uber is contributing to the share of securing the rickshaw culture, he added.
Loic Amado stated that uberAUTO is our effort to expand Uber’s consumer reach for the Pakistani populace. He also informed that uberAUTO will be operating in compliance with Chief Minister Green Punjab Scheme.
Dr Umar Saif said that uberAUTO is another way of using technology to offer more choice and making life simpler offering cheap and safe mode of transportation. uberAUTO will also help rickshaw drivers to earn through technology, he added. He further said that initiatives like uberAUTO are a reflection of the way in which Lahore embraces technology within transport industry.
Chairman PITB said that the law enforcement department can leverage on data collected by Uber to ensure security and law & order in the city, which was endorsed by DIG Ops, Haider Ashraf.
All the participants of the meeting thanked Dr Umar Saif to liaison the meet with all department that have any stake in the service including police, excise and transport department. They said that PITB has always been enthusiastically participative of any initiative that offers to ensures security.
   
Oct 16, 2016 Newly Appointed Director USAID, Punjab Visits PITB
Chairman PITB, Dr Umar Saif, pitched the idea of Maker Movement in Pakistan that would promote art, innovation, creation and imagination in the country while Ms. Allison McFarland said that the modern technology is highly useful for triggering youth to nurture new start-ups and companies and she believes PITB’s Plan9, PlanX and TechHub Connect may have great potential to work together with the USAID in future to strengthen the youth and women of Pakistan.
   
Oct 15, 2016 Chairman PITB Visited THQ Kamoki to Review Progress of HIMS
Chairman PITB, Dr Umar Saif visited THQ Kamoki to review the progress of PITB’s hospital reform projects along with DCO Gujranwala, Amir Jan. PITB had initiated and implemented a Hospital Information Management System (HIMS) in THQ Kamoki, which has been successful enough that the system has now been implemented at THQ Raiwind whereas the emergency of Jinnah Hospital, Lahore has also been fully automated.
With the digitization of healthcare data including performance assessment and biometric attendance of the staff, electronic medical record, pharmacy automation, patient care, hospital administration and the corresponding service processing, HIMS has enabled transparent service delivery to the patients.
   
Oct 15, 2016 Citizen Facilitation Center Launched in Gujranwala
In succession of the effective operations of e-Khidmat Centers, another Facilitation Center was launched in Gujranwala today amidst media and citizens. Chairman PITB, Dr Umar Saif was accompanied by DG (e-Governance, PITB), Sajid Latif & Director (CFS, PITB), Muhammad Waseem Bhatti at the inaugural ceremony where he met the e-Khidmat team instituted at the Gujranwala center. Briefing the media, Dr Umar Saif said that the Facilitation Center will help the common man to avail services with respect and without any hassle under one roof. e-Khidmat center allows greater accountability, transparency and simplifies transaction procedures, he added. He stated that the success of facilitation centers in other cities and the level of citizen satisfaction has been thoroughly encouraging, which motivated us to continue opening centers of the same ilk in other cities. Dr Saif added that the CFCs have proved to be a path breaking initiative in the course of public service delivery.
DCO Gujranwala, Aamir Jan and Commissioner, Captain Asif, were also present at the launch event. They appreciated PITB for the untiring efforts and Dr Umar Saif for his dedicated, guided attention.
   
Oct 15, 2016 Meeting with Turkish Delegates
Team PITB met the delegates from Turkey at the Primary Secondary Health Department where they briefed them about various health initiatives undertaken by Punjab IT Board in collaboration with Health Department including Anti Dengue Surveillance System, Drug Inspection Monitoring and Evaluation System, BHU Clustering and Hospital Information Management System.
Impressed by the Hospital Information Management System including both HIMS and BHU Clustering, the delegates appreciated the efforts of PITB in digitalizing the health facilities of Punjab.
   
Oct 14, 2016 Chairman PITB Meets New Director USAID, Punjab
Chairman PITB, Dr Umar Saif met the newly instated Director (USAID, Punjab), Allison McFarland and Economic Growth Specialist (USAID), Kamran Niazi at PITB today. Introducing the delegates with the ventures, accomplishments and prospects of Plan9 - PITB's Tech Incubator and the startup culture in Pakistan, Dr Umar Saif pitched the idea of Maker Movement in Pakistan that will promote art, innovation, creation and imagination in the country while stating that the maker space instituted at PITB shall serve as a precursor to the movement. He further elaborated that the aim behind maker movement is to start hosting maker fests and setting up maker spaces across colleges and universities to encourage students to work towards technological innovations. He also discussed the introduction of the subject of ‘Technology for Development’ at Information Technology University (ITU).
Allison McFarland appreciated the continual efforts at Plan9 that provides an optimum platform to startups thereby encouraging technological expansion. Dr Saif also introduced McFarland to the program of distributing smartphones among farmers through which they shall be acquainted with necessary methods of agriculture and other imperative recommendations to boost harvest bringing economic uplift.
Director USAID, Punjab appreciated Dr Umar Saif for being an innovative leader and lauded PITB for putting best possible efforts to ensure good governance in the province adding that USAID will be thrilled to work in collaboration with PITB on projects pertaining to health and education.
   
Oct 14, 2016 Tabs Distributed among Teachers of Central Model School for Boys
eLearn.Punjab team distributed tablets among teachers of Central Model School for Boys, Lower Mall, Lahore followed by a session about the usage of elearn.Punjab App and screen sharing.
Eight schools have been selected for the pilot project of e-learn programme under which 200 multimedia class rooms are being established to impart science education from grade 6-10 through modern technology.
   
Oct 13, 2016 PlanX Power Women Program
Under the PlanX Power Women program, PlanX seeks to advance entrepreneurship education and spur entrepreneurial activity through trainings, workshops and research partnerships. With the economic empowerment of women, it aims to contribute to greater gender equality as well as job creation and economic development. One of the major components of this initiative, however, would be meaningful partnerships with local research institutes in an effort to engage academia in the entrepreneurship ecosystem.
   
Oct 13, 2016 Citizen Contact Centre (CCC), a Punjab Government’s IT Enabled Facility
It is instituted at PITB that acts as an intermediate between citizens and the government for quick information delivery which is otherwise inaccessible or difficult to find.
With the objective to increase the services rendered to citizens and to improve the interaction with the participating departments, CCC is currently mediating and handling 19 campaigns as helplines, survey lines and Complaint Lines to serve you best!
   
Oct 11, 2016 PITB Conducted Training Session for Pest Scan App
A training session for participants from agriculture department including Director General (PW & QCP), Deputy Director (PW & QCP) and Assistant Directors Agriculture (Plant Protection) from 20 districts regarding the Pest Scan android-based application was held at PITB. The purpose of the application is to monitor the quality of services provided by the AO, AD & DD on field visits to different locations within a tehsil on district level. The session was conducted by Salman Amin (PD, PPMRP), Bilal Saifi (JD Ops, PPMRP), Ishfaq Ali (PM PPMRP) and Fahad Khan (PO, PPMRP).
Pilot of Pest Scan Application has been launched in 20 districts where has the app currently installed in Assistant Director Agriculture (Plant Protection)’s phones. From now onwards, they will conduct their activities through this application.
   
Oct 11, 2016 Monitoring for Polio Campaign Using GIS Based Micro Level mapping
Considering the raising issues of health, its importance and need, PITB carried out a training session regarding the Geographic Information System (GIS) based mapping of areas at a micro level of a district, e.g. towns, UCs, areas, teams and their days.
The basic purpose of this mapping is to guide respective teams regarding their Union Council area jurisdictions as well as to ensure that all children in the mapped areas are covered.
   
Oct 11, 2016 Muharram Surveillance: CCC established by PITB to Monitor Activities & Ensure Foolproof Security
To ensure fool proof security in Punjab during Ashura, Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) has established a Central Command and Control Room deploying its best people to monitor all activities including majalis and processions in 11 districts of Punjab. Live feed received from more than 245 cameras installed, thoroughly covering the routes of the processions, shall be efficiently monitored and Minister Law, Chief Secretary, Secretary Home and IGP Punjab shall be kept informed.
Majalis and processions across 11 districts including Lahore, Rawalpindi, Jhang, Gujranwala, Faisalabad, Bhakkar, Multan, DG Khan, Chakwal, Muzaffargarh and Pakpattan will also be conducted through the Provincial Intelligence Center (PIC) of PITB.
   
Oct 10, 2016 PITB has Developed a Muharram Surveillance System
The system which has been updated with the data of majalis and processions to be held during 9th and 10th Muharram. All the data regarding the events including majalis, processions, meetings, gagging and banning, etc. have been digitized and so can be adequately and efficiently monitored.
The system shall also intimate about the gagged zakirs of different district banned by local government in a bid to avoid any type of religious conflict in the district.
   
Oct 10, 2016 Introducing Modern Education System: LED Screens to Takeover Blackboards
Punjab government has started distribution of tablet computers among public school teachers under its eLearn.Punjab programme. Chairman PITB, Dr Umar Saif, said that the programme, which aims at introducing modern education system, shall enable teachers to conduct their lectures on LED screens and not on traditional blackboards.
   
Oct 10, 2016 Distribution of Computer Tablets at Government Girls Model High School
eLearn.Punjab team distributed computer tablets among the teachers of Government Girls Model High School, Gulshan Ravi, which is one the eight selected schools. Under the programme, 200 tablets with pre-installed software by Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) would be distributed among eight selected schools in the first phase, adding that after the successful pilot project, the same would be extended to the whole province. The resource person from PITB also demonstrated the usage of android tablets and eLearn.Punjab App.
   
Oct 10, 2016 5 Million Smartphones to be Distributed among Farmers under Kissan Package
PITB-developed application installed in the smartphones shall help the farmers improve their harvest. The application will be in Urdu to make it as user-friendly as possible while the distribution of the phones shall begin in October.
Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) has actively been working with the Agriculture department to implement tech-driven solutions for better production of crops. Implementation of a ‘Cognitive System’, powered by PITB, will facilitate agriculturalists and farmers to improve their business prospects.
   
Oct 07, 2016 Punjab Health Line: Preventive and Curative Guidelines Just a Call Away
Toll-free number (0800-99000) of Punjab Health Line (PHL) is accessible from all over Pakistan. Secretary Health, Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department and Chairman PITB had collaborated to put together a comprehensive booklet on Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). The booklets are designed to provide information and answers to common queries on diseases, injuries and disorders.
For the ready reference in future, Director General (IT), Rizwan Rashid distributed booklets among the call center agents of Citizen Contact Center (CCC), which is instituted at PITB.
   
Oct 06, 2016 e-Stamping Services Reach Rajanpur and Muzaffargarh Districts
After the successful launch of e-Stamping services, the first e-Stamp papers were issued from Bank of Punjab, Jampur Road Branch, District Rajanpur and Bank of Punjab, Main Branch, District Muzaffargar. e-Stamping services are successfully being implemented across Punjab; 28th and 29th districts have been marked today.
   
Oct 06, 2016 Muharram Surveillance: PITB to Facilitate Home Department Monitor Activities
As Muharram begins, the security risks during the processions and activities that follow are heightened. PITB shall therefore be facilitating the Home Department developing system and mechanism to monitor majlis and routes of the processions in 11 districts of Punjab for the safety and security of the citizens. PITB’s dedicated team of trained individuals will also be allocated at the control room specially instituted for surveillance during Muharram.
   
Oct 05, 2016 e-Stamping Services Make Way to Layyah and DG Khan Districts
After the successful launch of e-Stamping services, the first e-Stamp papers were issued from Bank of Punjab, Jampur Road Branch, District DG Khan and Bank of Punjab, Main Branch, District Layyah. We’re in the final stages of implementing e-Stamping services across Punjab; made way to the 26th and 27th district today, we have 9 more districts to go.
   
Oct 05, 2016 e-Stamping: PITB Conducts Training Session in district Muzaffargarh & Rajanpur
Training sessions followed by a launching ceremony of e-Stamping services were held at Post Graduate College Hall, Rajanpur and DCO office, Muzaffargarh. The sessions were attended by all relevant stakeholders including stamp vendors, revenue staff, sub-registrars, general public and media while DCOs of the respective districts were also present at the occasion.
e-Stamping Services will be operational in Rajanpur and Muzaffargarh from today (Oct 05) and tomorrow (Oct 06), respectively.
   
Oct 05, 2016 SMDP: Second Round of Training on Online MPR Submission Conducted at PITB
Training session on Smart Monitoring of Development Projects (SMDP) across Punjab was conducted on October 04 and October 05, 2016 for the remaining 18 administrative departments (2nd batch).
SMDP is a project sponsored by P&D Department while the objectives of the project include the establishment of web based Smart Monitoring System for computerization of ADP formulation process, computerization of PC-I, PC-II, PC-III, PC-IV, PC-V and Decision Support System along with the capacity building of the P&D Department through IT equipment and human resource.
   
Oct 04, 2016 Training Session & Launching Ceremony of e-Stamping Services held in district Layyah
A detailed training session followed by a launching ceremony of e-Stamping Services was held at TMA Hall, Layyah and District Council Hall, DG Khan. The sessions were attended by all relevant stakeholders including stamp vendors, revenue staff, sub-registrars, general public and media while DCOs of the respective districts were also present at the occasion. e-Stamping team thanked the respective district administrations for all the necessary arrangements and participation
e-Stamping Services will be operational in Layyah and DG Khan today (Oct 04) and tomorrow (Oct 05), respectively.
   
Oct 04, 2016 Emergency App Developed by PITB
Punjab is taking another step towards making lives of people easier by releasing an emergency app for residents of district Lahore. The app, in collaboration with Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB), is an important step in making sure that “thana culture” and all the negativity associated with it is slowly phased out from Pakistani society.
   
Oct 03, 2016 e-Stamping Project in the Final Stages of Province-wide Implementation: Dr Umar Saif
283 branches of Bank of Punjab (BOP) across 16 divisions and 108 tehsils of Punjab are offering e-Stamping services whereby generating more than PKR 3 billion for the government. Chairman PITB, Dr Umar Saif said that Punjab was the first province to incorporate technology to impede corruption and fraud.
   
Oct 03, 2016 Automating the Entire Hajj Process this Year
PITB is proud to have enabled Ministry of Religious Affairs (MoRA) to run the Hajj operations smoothly and efficiently. Deliberating effective running of all Hajj procedures and convenience of pilgrims, our management systems facilitated the end to end operations of Hajj 2016!
   
Oct 01, 2016 CM Punjab Shehbaz Sharif Visits Information Technology University
CM Punjab, Shehbaz Sharif visited ITU today. Vice Chancellor ITU & Chairman PITB, Dr Umar Saif welcomed the worthy CM and introduced him to the standard of education, top notch faculty members and educational facilities and prospects ITU offers. Dr Saif expressed his desire to build ITU into a world class research university, which was delightfully appreciated by the CM. Dr Saif said that trough ITU, their goal is to produce people to manage technology in policy and decisions.
CM Punjab said Dr Umar Saif is our outstanding asset who has dedicatedly nurtured ITU. Dr Umar Saif gave a quick preview of the funds raised for ITU besides govt grants and introduced various tech derivatives designed by ITU students and faculty members.
CM Punjab appreciated Dr Umar Saif in his accomplishments as ITU's spearhead. He visited stalls showcasing robotics designed by ITU students & faculty.
Dr Umar Saif addressed ITU students and talked about his experiences with CM Punjab. ITU is more of CM Shehbaz Sharif's intent & passion than mine, he added. He also told that out of 150 students, 50 have chosen ITU over LUMS, NUST & FAST.
CM Punjab said, "Our progress lies in innovation and research, so I'm pleased to see that happen at ITU; I congratulate Dr Umar Saif, the faculty & students on steering the ship of ITU."
CM Punjab announced Rs 50 crore endowment fund for ITU following which he distributed laptops among the high achievers of ITU.
Dr Umar Saif presented a souvenir to CM Punjab as a token of gratitude.
Umar Saif Zaheer Sarwar Information Technology University, Punjab Hasnain Iqbal
   
Oct 01, 2016 Successful Implementation of Hajj Management Systems
Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) ’s Hajj management systems have enabled MoRa to proficiently carry out Hajj operations whereby providing citizens with maximum convenience. From registration to selection of candidates, from trainings to flight/room allocations, from monitoring to grievance redressal each step of the process was automated and conducted transparently.
   
Sep 30, 2016 PlanX 2 year Anniversary!
Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) 's Project PlanX empowers commercially viable mid-stage tech startups by providing access to multiple funding channels, specialized network of mentors and global exposure to establish high impact businesses.
   
Sep 30, 2016 Computerization of Punjab Police to be completed by January 2017
In a meeting held at the Central Police Office (CPO), Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mushtaq Sukhera said that the up-gradation of all ongoing IT projects would be completed by January next. He said that some 715 police stations of the province would be upgraded and FIRs and reports would be registered online from January 2017.
Chairman PITB, Dr Umar Saif welcomed police chief`s efforts to start IT projects including human resource management system, criminal record management, bio-metric attendance system, homicide units and 8787 public complaint centers adding that 207 out of 709 police stations have reception desks and 440 have computerized FIR system.
DIG IT, Shahid Hanif and Punjab DIG Operations, Aamir Zulfiqar were also present.

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Sep 30, 2016 Polio Campaign Monitoring via Mobile Application by PITB
Polio campaign monitoring via mobile app is now live in seven districts including Lahore, Rawalpindi, Multan, DG Khan, Rajanpur, Muzaffargarh and Rahim Yar Khan. Area in-charges and UCMOs monitor efficacy of polio campaign on the go and report using smart phone. As many as 3,800 mobile handsets with pre-installed polio app were distributed for the said purpose. Activities reported so far (at the end of fourth day) were 170,000 and counting. Team PITB presented indicators in daily DPEC (District Polio Eradication Committee) meeting.
   
Sep 30, 2016 PITB Presents Anti-Dengue Status Update in the Weekly Cabinet Committee Meeting
Team PITB presented anti-dengue status update in the weekly Cabinet Committee Meeting on Health. The session was attended by the participating government departments and district governments from all over Punjab.
   
Sep 30, 2016 PITB Extending IT Assistance to Nigeria
National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON)comprising Ashiru Sani Daura (Director, ICT), Ejibunu Nurudeen (System Analyst) and Nasiru Abdullah Maccido (Director Planning Research & Statistics at Kano State Pilgrims Welfare Board) visited Office of Pilgrim Affairs of Pakistan (OPAP), Makkah, KSA to study the IT-based services and initiatives taken by Ministry of Religious Affairs (MoRA) in collaboration with PITB to successfully run Hajj operations 2016.
PITB team (deputed in KSA to run the IT-based operation for Hajj 2016) and Hakim Khattak (Assistant Director IT, MoRA IT wing) welcomed the delegates from NAHCON.
Hakim Khattak briefed about the Hajj policy and overall process & operations to serve the pilgrims from Pakistan for Hajj 2016. Saima Shaikh (Director Training & Development, PITB) elaborated the IT-based services and demonstrated the Hajj management systems developed by PITB in detail.
NAHCON team acknowledged the efforts of PITB and MoRA to technologically empower Hajj operations through IT and wished to replicate it for NAHCON to facilitate Nigerian pilgrims. The meeting concluded with a reciprocal vote of thanks.
   
Sep 29, 2016 Global First! – ITU and PITB collaborated with Ilm Ideas and DFID
Putting forward an educational vision that shall have a country-wide impact, ITU and PITB collaborated with Ilm Ideas and DFID led by the slogan of ‘Global First!’
Expressing his commitment to the cause, Chairman PITB and VC ITU, Dr Umar Saif said that by 2025, 50 million children will have access to great quality educational content. Director General (IT Solutions), Waqar Naeem Qureshi was also present at the occasion.
   
Sep 29, 2016 Citizens Facilitation and Service Centre Now in Sahiwal
Citizens Facilitation and Service Centre (CFSC), which allows prompt delivery of public services, all under the same roof simplifying several bureaucratic procedures, has started facilitating citizens in Sahiwal. Read more.
   
Sep 28, 2016 First e-Stamp Papers Issued in Districts Lodhran, Vehari, Multan & Khanewal
After the successful launch of e-Stamping services, the first e-Stamp papers issued in districts Lodhran, Vehari, Multan and Khanewal.
It is proud moment for PITB to announce that e-Stamping Services are now running in entire Multan division that includes Multan, Khanewal & Vehari and Lodhran distircts.
A total of 6 out of 9 divisions (Gujranwala, Faisalabad, Lahore, Rawalpindi, Bahawalpur & Multan), 25 districts, 108 Tehsils, 283 branches of BOP are now providing e-Stamping Services.
   
Sep 28, 2016 Training Session & Launching Ceremony held in District Lodhran & Vehari
A detailed training session followed by a launching ceremony of e-Stamping Services was held at Siddique Khan Kanju Hall, Lodhran and District Council Hall Vehari. The sessions were attended by all relevant stakeholders including stamp vendors, revenue staff, sub-registrars, general public and media while DCOs of the respective districts were also present at the occasion. e-Stamping team thanked the respective district administrations for all the necessary arrangements and participation.
e-Stamping Services will be operational in both the districts from today.
   
Sep 27, 2016 Chairperson, CEO Export Development Board (EDB), Sri Lanka Visits PITB
Chairperson, CEO Export Development Board (EDB), Sri Lanka, Indira Malwatte and delegates meet Chairman PITB, Dr Umar Saif and team at PITB today. Dr Umar Saif introduced her to PITB’s most flourishing ICT projects and how ICT ventures have viably improved methods of governance in Punjab. Indira Malwatte also visited Plan9 and got acquainted with the work environment & facilities offered there. Aspiring techpreneurs housed at Plan9 briefed CEO EDB, SriLanka, Indira Malwatte about their work & experience whereas she also paid a visit to Plan9’s shiny alumni to get oriented with their success stories.
Thoroughly impressed, she stated that encouragement provided to the tech entrepreneurs from the platform of Plan9 is inspirational to all. Sri Lanka can benefit from the startup model, Plan9, she added.
Dr Saif presented a souvenir to Indira Malwatte as a token of gratitude followed by combined press talk where they furnished media queries. Dr Saif said that he is glad to host CEO, EDB Sri Lanka here at PITB stating that meetings & deliberations spawn substantial collaborative propositions.
CEO, EDB (Sri Lanka) acknowledged PITB’s efforts to technologically empower Punjab adding that there is a lot to learn from PITB’s culture of tech innovation. Moreover, she said that PITB, steered by exceptionally talented leader Dr Umar Saif, has done exemplary work in the field of education, health and law & order.
“An inspiring visit, to be of mutual interest to both our countries,” states Indira Malwatte while signing the guestbook.
   
Sep 27, 2016 Training Session & Launching Ceremony of e-Stamping Services held in District Khanewal & Multan
A detailed training session followed by the launching ceremony of e-Stamping Services was held at Jinnah Library, Khanewal and Multan Tea House, Multan. The sessions were attended by all relevant stakeholders including stamp vendors, revenue staff, sub-registrars, general public and media. e-Stamping team thanked the respective district administrations for all the necessary arrangements and participation.
e-Stamping Services will be operational in both the districts from September 27, 2016 (Tuesday).
   
Sep 26, 2016 Orientation Sessions at Beaconhouse School System
eLearn.Punjab ’s resource person, Aqsa Ghazi, conducted orientation sessions on September 22 and 23 at Beaconhouse School System (Head Office) for the teachers of 9th and 10th grade.
   
Sep 26, 2016 e-Stamping Services to be Implemented across Punjab by the end October: Dr Umar Saif
Chairman PITB, Dr Umar Saif, stated that more than 100,000 e-stamp papers have been issued across 94 tehsils of Punjab. He added that 5 out 9 divisions (Gujranwala, Faisalabad, Lahore, Rawalpindi & Bahawalpur), 21 districts, 94 Tehsils, 251 branches of BOP are now providing e-Stamping Services.
   
Sep 26, 2016 Plan9 Collaborats with Moroccan Center
Plan9 - PITB's Tech Incubator 's collaboration with Moroccan Center for Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship gets featured in PakWired.com
   
Sep 23, 2016 First e-Stamp Paper Issued in District Rahimyar Khan
After the successful launch of e-Stamping services, the first e-Stamp paper was issued from Bank of Punjab, Model Town Branch, District Rahimyar Khan.
   
Sep 23, 2016 Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) 's Citizen Feedback Monitoring Program Punjab going places!
One of PITB’s most distinguished projects ‘Citizen Feedback Monitoring Program (CFMP)’ is making rounds and for all the right reasons. After being hailed by Albania and Romania, Azad Jammu Kashmir has sought to replicate the system in their region.
   
Sep 23, 2016 First e-Stamp Paper Issued in District Bahawalnagar
After the successful launch of e-Stamping services, the first e-Stamp paper was issued from Bank of Punjab, Bahawalnagar Road Branch, District Bahawalnagar.
   
Sep 22, 2016 Monitoring Polio Campaign via Smartphones
PITB launched a mobile app for health workers to report activities on the move. Supervisory tier including UCMOs, Area In-Charges, DDOHs and EDOHs will be using the mobile app to report activities in three stages i.e pre-campaign, intra-campaign and post-campaign. Extensive training sessions are underway in North, South and Central Punjab to ensure adoption in upcoming National Immunization Day (NID).
   
Sep 21, 2016 e-Stamping Services: Training Session and Launching Ceremony held in Bahawalpur & Rahimyar Khan
A detailed training session followed by a launching ceremony of e-Stamping Services was held at Central Library in Bahawalpur and Allama Iqbal Library in Rahimyar Khan. The sessions were attended by all relevant stakeholders including stamp vendors, revenue staff, sub-registrars, general public and media persons. e-Stamping team thanked the district administration with special gratitude to the DCO Bahawalpur, Dr. Ehtisham Anwar, DCO Rahimyar Khan, Capt. Zafar Iqbal (Retd) and Maiza Hameed (MNA).
e-Stamping services will be operational in Bahawalpur and Rahimyar Khan from September 23, 2016 (Friday).
   
Sep 19, 2016 e-Stamping Services: Training Session and Launching Ceremony held in Bahawalnagar
A detailed training session followed by a launching ceremony of e-Stamping Services was held in District Council Hall, Bahawalnagar. The session was attended by all relevant stakeholders including stamp vendors, revenue staff, general public, sub-registrars of entire district and media persons. e-Stamping team thanked district administration including DCO Bahawalnagar, Azhar Hayat Muhammad and ADC, ACs; and other staff of district administration for necessary arrangements.
e-Stamping Services will be operational in the district from September 22, 2016.
   
Sep 19, 2016 Lahore Police and PITB to Introduce a Software to keep Records of Workers
For the safety of the citizens, the Lahore police have decided to computerize the record of the people working at workshops, shopping malls, and homes. Police are developing the software with the help of PITB and its record will be saved in a database of the Criminal Record Office (CRO) branch. Before hiring any female or male as a worker, people will have to register their new worker at the front desk or CRO branch. The, soon to-be activated, software will help in reducing the crime rate at workshops, houses and shopping malls.
   
Sep 19, 2016 PITB developed HRIMS for Punjab Police
Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) developed projects for Punjab police including Front Desk, HRIMS, computerization of salaries, biometric systems, websites, police complaint center, finger print scanning and many others have not only upgraded police performance and facilitated transparent processing of criminal investigations but have also streamlined work within the department.
Attendance is now being monitored by DIG operations on daily basis including the performance of ‘thanas’.
   
Sep 15, 2016 PITB Developed App for Lahore Waste Management System to keep the City Clean during Eid-ul-Azha
Clean Lahore Punjab, an exclusive app created for waste management system, helped keep the city clean during Eid-ul-Azha. The app that was created by PITB last year gained immense appreciation by the stakeholders and citizens. Lahore Waste Management Company continued its admirable work during this year’s Eid too. The app also helped the concerned official keep timely update on the work in progress.
   
Sep 10, 2016 PITB’s ‘Hotel Eye’ Software – Another Step towards a Secure Punjab
PITB has developed the Hotel Eye Software for Punjab Police that will be installed at all hotels across Punjab. Data of all and every criminal has been fed in the system and so, if and when a person with any criminal record will check-in any of the hotels, his details shall appear to the operator.
The software shall not only help identify criminals to bring a sense of security at hotels but also assist the police to organize their data, says DIG Operations Haider Ashraf.
   
Sep 09, 2016 DVRS Training for Dealers from Multan
Training session on Dealer Vehicle Registration System (DVRS) for motor vehicle dealers from Multan was conducted by PITB in collaboration with Excise & Taxation Department. This system shall soon be live in Multan City.
   
Sep 09, 2016 PITB has Developed a Security System for Muharram Surveillance
Training session for the participants from Home Department was held at PITB. Punjab IT Board has developed the system for the surveillance of processions, majalis and all activities during the month of Muharram. The system has been designed for the safety and security of citizens and shall help the Department to monitor activities. Manager IT, Qaiser Shabbir, guided the attendees through the system.
   
Sep 08, 2016 Punjab Health Foundation Provides Loans to Young Doctors (MBBS/BDS)
It is to establish or upgrade existing facilities for private practice. The Foundation takes all measures which it deems necessary for the promotion, development and financing of health services in the private sector. Improved private healthcare services will ensure better facilities for the citizens both in urban and rural areas.
   
Sep 07, 2016 Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) Assists Provincial Disaster Management Authority, Government of Punjab (PDMA) to Establish Command, Control and Communication Center
PITB offers assistance in the establishment of Command, Control and Communication Center (3C) at Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA), Punjab through procurement and installation of miscellaneous/specialized items of hardware including a video-conferencing solution, interactive whiteboards, mini-pocket projectors, laptops, LED Screens, etc. Additionally, PITB also extended support in terms of human resource where 3 data entry operators have been provided for assistance in 24/7 operations since June, in order to ensure better monitoring and management of relief and rescue activities during the monsoon season.
   
Sep 07, 2016 CM Sindh Thanks Punjab Government
CM Sindh, Murad Ali Shah, thanked the Punjab government on early and generous assistance to replicate IT projects in Sindh Police. Chairman PITB, Dr Umar Saif, said that CM Punjab had advised to provide all assistance to Sindh free-of-cost adding that PITB had rendered remarkable services to eradicate ‘Thana and Patwari’ culture from Punjab with computerization of police stations and land record across the province.
   
Sep 07, 2016 e-Stamping Services in Attock & Rawalpindi
e-Stamping launch ceremony was held at District Council Hall, Attock today. The session was attended by all relevant stakeholders while the e-Stamping team thanked the district administration including, ADC, assistant commissioners, sub registrars and revenue officers for all the arrangements. e-Stamping services have officially began in Attock from today onwards.
Moreover, the first e-Stamp papers in District Rawalpindi and District Attock were issued from Bank of Punjab, Bank Road Branch, Rawalpindi and Bank of Punjab, Main Branch, District Attock, respectively.
It is proud moment to announce that e-Stamping Services are now running in the entire Rawalpindi division which includes Attock, Chakwal, Jhelum and Rawalpindi. Total 4 divisions (Gujranwala, Faisalabad, Lahore & Rawalpindi), 18 districts, 79 Tehsils are now providing e-Stamping Services.
   
Sep 06, 2016 PITB to Facilitate Sindh Free of Charge: Dr Umar Saif
Chairman PITB, Dr Umar Saif, stated that Chief Minister Punjab has directed PITB to facilitate Sindh free of charge. Earlier, Sindh Chief Secretary, Siddique Memon wrote a letter to the Punjab government to acquire the software developed by PITB for Punjab police.
Chief Minister Sindh, Syed Murad Ali Shah, visited PITB yesterday and thanked PITB for implementing ICT interventions in Sindh on the pattern of Punjab. He also said that there is a lot of room for further cooperation and they will collaborate further to learn from PITB and implement various other initiatives in Sindh.
   
Sep 06, 2016 Advertise & Earn Money Using Microsoft Bing: Session Conducted at PITB
The event, organized by SEO OWL in collaboration with Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) community, from the platform of Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) was held at PITB today. It elaborated on Microsoft Bing as a platform to earn money. The session included SEO (How to Exactly Rank #1 with Bing, SEO Monetization Models, Affiliate SEO, Rank and Rent Strategy & Leads Generation and Backend Funnel Strategy) and Bing Ads (How People Make $ Millions Per Month, The Paid Advertising Mindset, CPA & Clickbank and The Successful Bing Launch Blueprint)
   
Sep 06, 2016 First e-Stamp Paper Issued in District Jehlum & Chakwal
After the successful launch of e-Stamping services, the first e-Stamp papers were issued from Bank of Punjab, Civil Lines Branch, District Jhelum & Bank of Punjab, Main Branch, District Chakwal today.
   
Sep 06, 2016 e-Stamping Prelaunch Seminar in Chakwal
e-Stamping prelaunch seminar was held at District Complex Hall, Chakwal. The session was attended by all relevant stakeholders. Joint Director (e-Stamping), Ali Mazhar and Sr. Software Engineer, Haider Ali elaborated the e-Stamping process flow to the audience. Assistant Director, Hammad Hasan Hamdani was also present at the occasion.
PITB is all set to launch e-Stamping services in district Chakwal today.
   
Sep 05, 2016 e-Stamping Prelaunch Seminar in Jhelum
e-Stamping prelaunch seminar was held at District Council Hall, Jhelum. The session was attended by all relevant stakeholders. Joint Director (e-Stamping), Ali Mazhar and Sr. Software Engineer, Haider Ali elaborated the e-Stamping process flow to the participants.
PITB is all set to launch e-Stamping services in district Jhelum on September 06, 2016 (tomorrow)
   
Sep 05, 2016 CM Sindh, Syed Murad Ali Shah Visits PITB
Chief Minister Sindh, Syed Murad Ali Shah, accompanied by delegates visited PITB today. Chairman PITB, Dr Umar Saif and his team received the worthy guests. Dr Saif gave a detailed presentation on the prominent ICT interventions devised by PITB in sectors of health, education and law & order, which have helped empower Punjab. Punjab Education and Sports Minister, Rana Mashood was also present at the occasion. Delegates from Sindh appreciated PITB for the efforts contributed to improve methods of governance. Thoroughly impressed by PITB’s tech ventures, CM Sindh aspired to replicate and implement similar initiatives in Sindh.
CM Sindh, Syed Murad Ali Shah signed the guest book and lauded PITB for assistance in digitizing Sindh Police. He stated “It was indeed a pleasure to visit PITB and learn about their various initiatives. The Government of Sindh is already in contact with PITB and I am grateful for the help PITB is providing to Sindh Police. There is a lot of room for further cooperation and I am sure that we will collaborate further to learn from PITB and implement these initiatives in Sindh.”
Dr Saif thanked CM Sindh for visiting PITB and presented him a shield as a token of gratitude.
   
Sep 05, 2016 Distribution of Free Smartphones to Farmers Shall Begin in October
Chairman PITB, Dr Umar Saif stated that Punjab government will provide 500,000 smartphones to farmers for receiving billion rupee-worth interest-free loans a year and other agriculture services in the first phase of a five-year project for providing five million smartphones.
   
Sep 03, 2016 Advertise & Earn Money Using Microsoft Bing
SEOOWL in collaboration with Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) community from the platform of PITB will hold an event, which is the first of its kind elaborating the use of Microsoft Bing platform to earn money. The event shall take place on September 05, 2016 (Monday) at PITB.
   
Sep 03, 2016 Easy Interest Free Loans for Young Doctors by Punjab Health Foundation
Punjab Health Foundation aims at providing health facilities to poorest segments of population through building up healthcare institutions by offering easy interest free loans to young doctors. It shall facilitate up-gradation of hospital facilities for provision of better treatment services to the target population; take all measures which it deems necessary for the promotion, development and financing of health services in the private sector.
   
Sep 02, 2016 PITB HR Wing Conducts Training Session for Punjab Forensic Science Lab
PITB HR wing conducted a training session for Punjab Forensic Science Lab to upskill the process of hiring and assessment of candidates for various positions.
   
Sep 02, 2016 Xamarin Meetup in Lahore Held at PITB
Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) community will be conducting the first ever Xamarin meetup in Lahore from the platform of Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) to get you rolling with cross platform development using C# today (Friday).
MVP for Xamarin, Saad Mahmood, will introduce Xamarin to participants and talk about Xamarin Native vs Xamarin Forms, storyboards (UI), view controllers, navigation controllers, table view and consuming a web service with a hands-on session with Xamarin iOS.
   
Sep 02, 2016 Progress overview of the first 100 days of execution of e-Stamping Services!
e-Stamping services have been made live in 14 districts, 54 tehsils and 191 branches while more than 58,000 e-stamp papers have been issued till date.
   
Sep 01, 2016 22-Mid Career Management Course (MCMC)
A three-day workshop was conducted for Civil Servants (to be promoted to Grade 19) at the National Institute of Management. During the first two days, workshop on Dataplug tools was conducted to encourage analytical thinking, which further promoted the use of technology for better administration through data capturing, data analytics, and data visualization.
To conclude the event, Chairman PITB, Dr Umar Saif gave a presentation on the use of technology for Evidence Based Problem Solving and Effective Service Delivery, in which he highlighted PITB’s flagship projects.
   
Sep 01, 2016 e-Stamping Training Held in District Attock
e-Stamping training was held at District Council Hall, Attock today. The session was attended by stamp vendors, deed writers and sub-registrars and all relevant stakeholders. PITB team led by Joint Director e-Stamping, Ali Mazhar and Sr. Software Engineer, Haider Ali elaborated the e-Stamping process flow to the audience while the Assistant Director, Hammad Hasan Hamdani was also present at the occasion.
   
Sep 01, 2016 International Innovation Fund: Plan9 - PITB's Tech Incubator & Jazz Collaborate for Shortlisting Potential Startups
Chairman PITB and founder of Plan9, Dr Umar Saif strongly supported the idea stating that such initiatives are highly appreciable as they not only encourage the startups to outperform themselves and make their mark in the world but also strengthen the faith of investors in Pakistani entrepreneurial ecosystem.
   
Aug 31, 2016 e-Stamping Training Held in Rawalpindi District
e-Stamping training was held at TMA Pothohar Town, Rawalpindi District today. The session was attended by stamp vendors, deed writers and sub-registrars and all relevant stakeholders. PITB team led by Joint Director e-Stamping, Ali Mazhar and Sr. Software Engineer, Haider Ali elaborated the e-Stamping process flow to the audience while the Assistant Director, Hammad Hasan Hamdani was also present at the occasion.
   
Aug 31, 2016 e-Stamping Training Held in Chakwal District
e-Stamping training was held at District Council Hall, Chakwal today. The session was attended by stamp vendors, deed writers and sub-registrars and all relevant stakeholders. PITB team led by Joint Director e-Stamping, Ali Mazhar and Sr. Software Engineer, Haider Ali elaborated the e-Stamping process flow to the audience while the Assistant Director, Hammad Hasan Hamdani was also present at the occasion.
   
Aug 30, 2016 e-Stamping Training Held in Jehlum
e-Stamping training was held at District Council Hall, Jhelum today. The session was attended by stamp vendors, deed writers and sub-registrars and all relevant stakeholders. PITB team led by Joint Director e-Stamping, Ali Mazhar and Sr. Software Engineer, Haider Ali elaborated the e-Stamping process flow to the audience while the Assistant Director, Hammad Hasan Hamdani was also present at the occasion.
   
Aug 30, 2016 PlanX– An Exclusive Partner for the NewEnergy Global Startup Fest!
As one of the largest technology accelerators of Pakistan, PlanX has entered into an exclusive partnership with NewEnergy Global Startup Fest to share their knowledge and projects on clean technology and energy efficiency. The contest organized with the support of the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan will be held in Astana on October 27, 2016.
All relevant Pakistani startups are encouraged to apply and become a part of this experience. The deadline to apply is October 1, 2016.
   
Aug 30, 2016 Dengue Status Update Presented by PITB
PITB presented Dengue Status Update in three different sessions, which included a Cabinet Committee (CCM) Meeting in Lahore chaired by Additional Chief Secretary and Advisor to CM on Health; a District Emergency Response Committee Meeting (DERC) held in Rawalpindi and a District Emergency Response Committee (DERC) Meeting that took place in Multan. Status update underlined the vulnerable larvae breeding hotspots, comparative analysis of districts on larvae detection ratios, breteau indices exceeding 3 and patient reporting trends from hospitals.
   
Aug 30, 2016 First e-Stamp Paper Issued in District Kasur
After the successful launch of e-Stamping services, the first e-Stamp paper was issued from Bank of Punjab, Shahbaz Road Khan branch, district Kasur today.
   
Aug 29, 2016 e-Stamping Launching Ceremony in Kasur
e-Stamping launching ceremony was held at TMA Hall, Kasur today. The session was attended by the ADC, assistant commissioners, sub registrars, revenue officers and all relevant stakeholders. e-Stamping team thanked district administration for all the arrangements and efforts.
PITB is all set to launch e-Stamping Services in district Kasur from August 30, 2016 (Tuesday) and with this, the entire Lahore division shall have the e-Stamping services, up and running.
   
Aug 26, 2016 Sheikupura District Issues first PITB introduced e-Stamp Paper
After the successful initiation of PITB established e-Stamping System in Lahore, Sheikupura district issued its first e-Stamp Paper from Muridke at the Bank of Punjab. Prior to this, an official launch ceremony was held yesterday in which the important stakeholders were given brief on this system. PITB e-Stamping team is highly grateful to Chairman PITB Dr Umar Saif for his continuous guidance. The team also extends its gratitude to DCO Sheikupura and concerned officials.
   
Aug 26, 2016 Training of Core Team of P&D on Smart Monitoring of Development Projects
Training of core team of Planning and Development (P&D) Department on 'Smart Monitoring of Development Projects (SMDP) across Punjab, conducted by team FC and SMDP led by Sajid Latif Director General (e-Governance) & Muhammad Waseem Bhatti Director (Citizen Facilitation Services), was held at the P&D Department, Lahore. Customized solutions have been derived for P&D and other executing agencies, which shall soon be replicated and implemented across Punjab.
   
Aug 25, 2016 PITB established e-Stamping System Inaugurates in Sheikhupura
PITB initiated e-Stamping system was launched at District Council Hall, Sheikhupura today. The inauguration ceremony was attended by the important stakeholders, including, DCO Sheikhupura, ADCs, Assistant Commissioners, Sub Registrars and Revenue Officers. The district administration lauded PITB e-Stamping team while thanking Chairman PITB Dr Umar Saif for his support. The e-Stamping team thanked the district administration, especially Mr Arqam Sheikh, for all the arrangements required for the consultative and informative session during the launch.
   
Aug 25, 2016 PITB facilitated WASA Helpline provides 24/7 Services
PITB facilitated helpline for WASA is operational 24/7 to cater the complaints and concerns of the citizens throughout the year. WASA call agents, trained by PITB, are available to entertain any queries especially during the monsoons.
For further details call on 1334.
   
Aug 25, 2016 PITB HR wing Organizes an Orientation for the New Employees
An exclusive orientation was organized by the HR wing of PITB to acquaint the new employees with the environment of the organization. The attendees were given the basic guidelines related to their jobs and relevant departments. A detailed brief was also given on the overall decorum and culture. The HR wing, with a belief that an orientation session is a warm gesture to welcome the new members, believes that it serves as an important element of the recruitment and retention process.
   
Aug 24, 2016 PITB DG e-Governance pays exclusive visit at e-Khidmat Center Gujranwala
PITB DG e-Governance, Sajid Latif, visited e-Khidmat Center Gujranwala to have an extensive meeting with DCO Gujranwala, Aamir Jan. The purpose-built center with state-of-the-art technology will begin its services for the district in a few days. DCO Gujranwala highly appreciated the efforts of PITB under the supervision of Chairman PITB Dr Umar Saif.
   
Aug 24, 2016 Launching Ceremony of e-Stamp Paper Held in Lahore
The City District Government Lahore (CDGL) with the cooperation of Board of Revenue and Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) has launched an e-stamp paper system in the provincial capital with an aim to prevent paper and process-related fraudulent practices, corruption, counterfeiting, leakage of government revenues and store information in electronic form and build a central database to make ease of the verification process.
   
Aug 24, 2016 PITB e-Stamping Team Successfully Rolls Out in Lahore
The first e-Stamp Paper from Lahore was successfully issued from Bank of Punjab with the support of PITB e-Stamping team. The team is heartily grateful to Chairman PITB Dr Umar Saif for his guidance and supervision.
   
Aug 24, 2016 PITB Training for Medicine Procurement System in progress
The training session for PITB developed Medicine Procurement System is in progress with more attendees participating. The 7-days session attended by EDOs and Deputy Secretary Health is being conducted by Program Manager, Idris J Butt. The participants are finding the system user-friendly and convenient.
   
Aug 23, 2016 e-Stamping: Training Session held in DHA, Lahore
e-Stamping training and awareness session was conducted at main DHA Complex, DHA Phase-VI, Lahore. Brigadier Zafar Yasin Babar (Administrator DHA), Lt. Col (Retd) Zaeem Ur Rehman (Secretary DHA) and all relevant staff pertaining to registration and transfers attended the session. PITB e-Stamping Team thanked the DHA management for all the necessary arrangements.
DHA management praised PITB for streamlining the verification process and commended the e-Stamping System and the efforts contributed by PITB under the guidance of Dr Umar Saif.
   
Aug 23, 2016 e-Stamping Launched in Lahore
The introduction of e-Stamping has put a halt to the issuance of counterfeit stamp papers saving citizens from being defrauded. Facilitating citizens, the stamp papers will now be issued within 10-15 minutes that previously took 2-3 days. E-Stamping services shall be launched in Lahore from today onwards.
   
Aug 22, 2016 PITB’s Helpline for Lahore High Court
Lahore High Court, with the technical assistance of PITB, has set up a helpline for litigants. Citizens shall now get up-to-date information regarding their court cases including all the details related to their case history, name of the judge, copy of the petition and date of hearing that too in Urdu, English, Punjabi and Saraiki.
Dial 1134 to access all the relevant information; the helplines are open from 8am to 7pm Monday to Saturday!
   
Aug 22, 2016 e-Stamping: Launching Ceremony in Lahore
e-Stamping launch ceremony was held at Town Hall, Lahore today. The session was attended by all relevant stakeholders. e-Stamping team acknowledged district administration including Commissioner, DCO, ADCs, assistant commissioners, sub registrars and revenue officers for all the arrangements and efforts while the session was quite consultative and informative for the participants.
PITB is all set to launch e-Stamping Services district Lahore from August 23, 2016 (Tuesday) onwards.
   
Aug 22, 2016 The Lahore High Court Mobile App, Developed by PITB
The app facilitates public with case hearing dates; it enables smartphone owners to view the progress or status report of cases. Moreover, they can have a copy of the verdict related to any event on their smartphones.
   
Aug 19, 2016 First Successful Trial of Dealer Vehicle Registration System (DVRS)
The very first trial of Dealer Vehicle Registration System (DVRS) was successfully conducted today in Lahore; cars shall now be registered at the dealers there and then.
CM's Special Monitoring Unit -SMU appreciated and thanked PITB and Excise & Taxation Punjab for their utmost support.
   
Aug 19, 2016 Training Sessions for Medicine Procurement System
A 7-day extensive training session for Medicine Procurement System is being held at PITB. Attended by the EDOs, the sessions will be conducted by Program Manager, Idris J Butt. Through this training session, the participants will be acquainted with the system as well as working of Medicine Procurement System developed by PITB.
   
Aug 18, 2016 DVRS Goes Live in Lahore, Faisalabad and Multan
Dealers Vehicle Registration System (DVRS) went live in 3 districts viz. Lahore, Faisalabad and Multan today. Excise and Taxation Department, Punjab in collaboration with CM’s Special Monitoring Unit (SMU) Law & Order and Punjab IT Board has launched this historic initiative that will streamline vehicle registration and issuance of license plates. The system has introduced a transparent vehicle registration process to mitigate corruption and facilitate citizens.
   
Aug 18, 2016 e-Stamping Pre-launch Seminar in Kasur District
e-Stamping pre-launch seminar was held at TMA Hall, Kasur today. The training session was attended by stamp vendors, deed writers, sub-registrars and all relevant stakeholders. e-Stamping team thanked the organizers for all the arrangements and efforts while the session proved quite consultative and informative for the attendees. Joint Director (e-Stamping), Ali Mazhar and Sr. Software Engineer, Haider Ali explained the e-Stamping process flow to the participants.
   
Aug 18, 2016 First e-Stamp Paper Issued in Nankana Sahib
After the successful launch of e-Stamping services, the first e-Stamp paper has now been issued from Bank of Punjab, Grain Market Branch, Nankana Sahib today.
   
Aug 18, 2016 World Bank Delegates from Afghanistan Visit PITB
World Bank delegates from Afghanistan including Abdullah Habibzai (Deputy & Acting Mayor), Hernando Jarzon (Municipal Finance Advisor to Kabul Mayor), Waseem Kazmi (Senior Financial Management Specialist) and Muqaddesa Yourish (Director of Human Resources) visited PITB today. Team PITB comprising Salman Amin (Project Director PPMRP),
Adil Iqbal Khan (JD Infrastructure and Development), Saima Shaikh (Director Training and Development) and Rana Abid Mehmood (JD Operations & Communications) elaborated the most prominent ICT projects including Citizen Facilitation Centers and Smart Monitoring of Schools.
Thoroughly impressed by PITB’s portfolio, the Mayor of Kabul said that they were excited to implement similar projects in their region while the delegates stated that Kabul is taking inspiration from Punjab in terms of digitization leading to transparent delivery of services to the citizens.
   
Aug 17, 2016 e-Stamping Pre-launch Seminar in Nankana Sahib
e-Stamping pre-launch seminar was held at District Council Hall, Nankana Sahib today. The session was attended by all relevant stakeholders. e-Stamping team thanked district administration including ADC, assistant commissioners, sub registrars and revenue officers for all the arrangements and efforts while the session was quite consultative and informative for the attendees.
e-Stamping Services would be available in district Nankana Sahib from August 18, 2016 (Thursday) onwards
   
Aug 17, 2016 e-Stamping to Start Functioning in Lahore From August 23
In collaboration with the Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB), the City District Government of Lahore will introduce an e-stamp paper system. The system will start functioning at three facilitation centers established at district courts (Lower Mall) and tehsil courts, known as Model Town and Cantt courts.
   
Aug 17, 2016 Punjab Portal – A Digital Umbrella
Punjab Portal now live with a new look and fluid grid concept. This mobile responsive site aims at offering more user-friendly experience; automatically adjusting to whatever device you are using be it computer, tablet or smartphone.
   
Aug 16, 2016 e-Stamping Training in Lahore District
e-Stamping training was held at Town Hall, Lahore today. The session was attended by the stamp vendors, deed writers, sub-registrars and all relevant stakeholders. Director General e-Governance Sajid Latif , Joint Director (e-Stamping), Ali Mazhar and Sr. Software Engineer, Haider Ali explained the process flow to the audience. The session proved to be quite consultative and informative for the attendees. e-Stamping Training in Lahore District.
   
Aug 15, 2016 e-Stamping Training in Nankana Sahib District
e-Stamping training was held at District Council Hall, Nankana Sahib today. The session was attended by the stamp vendors, deed writers, sub-registrars and all relevant stakeholders. Joint Director (e-Stamping), Ali Mazhar and Sr. Software Engineer, Haider Ali explained the process flow to the audience. The session proved to be quite consultative and informative for the attendees.
   
Aug 15, 2016 Delegates from PILDAT Visit PITB
Chairman PITB, Dr Umar Saif and his team met the delegation from PILDAT comprising Ahmad Bilal Mehboob (President PILDAT), Aasiya Riaz (Joint Director) and Mehrbano Raja (Project Manager). Dr Saif gave an overall brief of PITB’s prominent ICT projects including citizen facilitation centers, smart monitoring of schools and various other interventions devised for education sector, health sector, police and high court, which have viably helped ensure transparency and improved governance in the province.
Delegates from PILDAT appreciated Dr Umar Saif for his leadership and direction that has led PITB to achieve its goals. PILDAT is a research organization of Pakistan focusing on democracy, governance and public policy.
   
Aug 15, 2016 PITB Initiates Federal Directorate of Education (FDE)
Similar to our already functional PMIU School Monitoring System in Punjab, PITB has initiated Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) School Monitoring System. Under the Prime Minister’s Reforms Project, the new monitoring system will be operational in the field from today (August 15, 2016) onwards.
   
Aug 14, 2016 Independence Day Celebrations
Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) in collaboration with Arfa Software Technology Park Official and Peaceful Pakistan celebrated Independence Day!
   
Aug 12, 2016 Independence Day Preparations and Celebrations at Arfa Software Technology Park (ASTP)
‪PITB is celebrating Independence Day in collaboration with ASTP & Peaceful Pakistan today – Preparations in full swing; the building has been decorated with flags, buntings and green & white balloons while PITB HR wings has prepared exclusive giveaways for each team exuding the fervor of Independence Day.
   
Aug 12, 2016 PITB Launches Website/Helpline for Missing Children
Data of 166 recovered children have been uploaded on the website so far that contains picture of the child, name of the child and his father, recovery number given by the department, organization or NGO, date when he/she was found, the city or place from where he was recovered along with his/her present location.
   
Aug 12, 2016 Burhan Rasool & Nabeel A. Qadeer Receive Young Development Leader Award
Burhan Rasool (General Manager IT, PITB) and Nabeel A. Qadeer (Director Entrepreneurship & Enterprise Development, PITB) received the Young Development Leader Award from Minister for Planning and Development, Ahsan Iqbal, in an award ceremony held in Islamabad. The event recognized all those young rising professionals from various sectors, who are rising and making Pakistan rise with them.
We’re proud of you both!
   
Aug 11, 2016 PITB Launches Website for the Recovered Missing Children
PITB in collaboration with Child Protection and Welfare Bureau (CPWB) and Punjab Police has launched a web portal that documents pictures and other necessary details of children that had gone missing and have now been found or recovered by Edhi, CPWB, Punjab Police and other concern departments.
Access to the portal has been provided to all relevant departments so the website can be updated on time while parents and guardians would easily be able to search their children through the website and reach out to the authorities through the 24/7 helpline 1121.
Help us reunite these children with their families!
For more details, click here.
   
Aug 11, 2016 First e-Stamp Paper Issued in Jhang
After the successful launch of e-Stamping services, the first e-Stamp paper has now been issued from Bank of Punjab, Yousaf shah branch, Jhang today.
e-Stamping services are now successfully operational in two divisions viz. Gujranwala and Faisalabad.
   
Aug 10, 2016 e-Stamping Pre-launch Seminar in Jhang
e-Stamping pre-launch seminar was held at District Council Hall, Jhang today. The session was attended by all relevant stakeholders. e-Stamping team thanked district administration including assistant commissioners, sub registrars and revenue officers for all the arrangements and efforts while the session was quite consultative and informative for the participants.
The e-stamping team is all set to launch e-Stamping services in district Jhang from August 11, 2016 (Thursday) onwards.
   
Aug 10, 2016 e-Stamping Pre-launch Seminar in Toba Tek Singh
e-Stamping pre-launch seminar was held at District Council Hall, Toba Tek Singh yesterday. The session was attended by all relevant stakeholders. e-Stamping team thanked district administration, DCO Toba Tek Singh Amir Ejaz Akbar, ADC Zeeshan Ahmad, AC City Muhammad Shafique and all other officers including assistant commissioners, sub registrars and revenue officers for all the arrangements and efforts while the session proved to be quite consultative and informative for the attendees.
The e-stamping team is all set to launch e-Stamping Services in district Toba Tek Singh from today onwards.
   
Aug 09, 2016 Data Center Instituted at PITB
Chairman PITB, Dr Umar Saif, Chairman P&D and SMBR visited the data center recently instituted at PITB. Primarily for Punjab government, the new high-tech tier-3 data center holds data for Board of Revenue (BoR), Land Record, etc. and has the capacity to host 3000 servers.
   
Aug 09, 2016 Officers should be Well-Acquainted with Technology to Ensure Good Governance: Dr Umar Saif
Chairman PITB, Dr Umar Saif stated that it is imperative for government officers to be well-acquainted with modern technology in order to ensure good governance and transparency.
   
Aug 09, 2016 Plan9 - PITB's Tech Incubator Alumni ‘Patari’ Outshines at World Startup Cup 2016
Pakistan’s startup and our star Plan9 alumni, Patari won the second place at the World Startup Cup 2016 that took place in Washington, D.C. from 3 to 5 August. Over a 1,000 startups and SMEs participated in 65 national competitions for the prestige of presenting at the world finals.
Pakistani startups are outshining at the startup buzz worldwide and we are so very proud of that!
   
Aug 08, 2016 e-Stamping Pre-launch Seminar in Chiniot
e-Stamping pre-launch seminar was held at TMA Hall, Chiniot today. The session was attended by all relevant stakeholders. e-Stamping team thanked the district administration and all other officers including assistant commissioners, sub registrars and revenue officers for all the arrangements and efforts while the session proved to be quite consultative and informative for the attendees.
The e-stamping team is all set to launch e-Stamping Services in district Chiniot from August 09, 2016 (Tuesday).
   
Aug 08, 2016 e-Stamp Paper System Launched in Faisalabad Division
Under the project of the Board of Revenue Punjab and PITB, the system of e-stamp paper has been launched in Faisalabad division for electronic generation of 32-A challan forms for depositing stamp fees, which will help end corrupt practices.
   
Aug 07, 2016 e-Stamp Papers to be Launched in Faisalabad Division
An orientation seminar regarding the e-Stamping project was conducted at the TMA Layalpur Town Hall, Faisalabad. The seminar was attended by stamp vendors, deed writers, sub-registrars, staff members of land branch and registry branch and all relevant stakeholders.
Chaired by Momin Agha (Divisional Commissioner), DCO Salman Ghani and Sajid Latif (DG e-Gov – PITB) the event also informed participants that the introduction of e-Stamp papers shall ensure transparency and obstruct chances of fraudulence while the citizens would be spared from any procedural corruption.
   
Aug 05, 2016 90,000 Students Registered under OCAS
Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) Chairman Dr Umar Saif has said that 90,000 students registered themselves under Online College System within two weeks.
   
Aug 05, 2016 e-Stamping: Team Conducted Training in Chiniot District
e-Stamping training was held at TMA Hall, Chiniot for stamp vendors, deed writers, sub-registrars and all relevant stakeholders. The e-Stamping team specially acknowledged the organizers for all the arrangements and efforts while PITB team led by Joint Director (e-Stamping), Ali Mazhar explained the e-Stamping process flow to the participants along with Sr. Software Engineer, Haider Ali.
e-Stamping Team also visited Bank of Punjab and explained the e-Stamping services to the participants.
   
Aug 05, 2016 PITB Conducted Training of 105th National Management Course
PITB in collaboration with Information Technology University - ITU conducted a 4-day hands-on training session of 105th National Management Course (NMC) at ASTP. The training conducted by Saima Shaikh (Director Training & Development – PITB), aimed at enhancing understanding of IT products, which can facilitate day to day activities and office tasks.
Chairman PITB, Dr Umar Saif gave an orientation of the prominent IT interventions devised by PITB for health, education, law and order sector including Dengue Tracking System, Smart Monitoring of Schools, Crime Mapping, Citizen Facilitation Services, etc. and discussed how these ICT initiatives have improved methods of governance.
   
Aug 04, 2016 e-Stamping Training Conducted in Faisalabad District
e-Stamping training was held at Iqbal Hall, Faisalabad. The session was attended by all relevant stakeholders including stamp vendors, deed writers and sub-registrars . e-Stamping team expressed special gratitude to organizers for all the arrangements and efforts while the session was quite consultative and informative for the attendees. Ali Mazhar Joint Director (e-Stamping) explained e-Stamping process flow to the participants along with Sr. Software Engineer, Haider Ali
e-Stamping Team also visited Bank of Punjab and explain e-Stamping services to the participants.
   
Aug 04, 2016 PITB’s HR Wing and CCC Celebrate Independence Day
PITB’s HR Wing and Citizen Contact Center (CCC) staff decorated the office with flags and buntings to rejoice the zeal of Independence Day. All staff members enthusiastically participated in the preparations and expressed their commitment to work hard for a prosperous future.
   
Aug 04, 2016 e-Stamping: Reconciliation of Receipts
Meeting for the reconciliation of provincial receipts through e-Stamping Project was held via Video Conferencing under the chairmanship of Member (Taxes) Board of Revenue, Punjab and DG e-Governance PITB, Sajid Latif . All relevant stakeholders from SBP, AG Punjab, Finance Department, Treasury Offices, Punjab IT Board and Bank of Punjab were present in the meeting to discuss all the issues in details.
   
Aug 03, 2016 e-Stamping: Team Conducted Training in Toba Tek Singh
e-Stamping training was held at the Meeting Room, DCO Office, Toba Tek Singh for stamp vendors, deed writers, sub-registrars and all relevant stakeholders. The e-Stamping team expressed special gratitude to organizers for all the arrangements and efforts while PITB team led by Joint Director (e-Stamping), Ali Mazhar explained the e-Stamping process flow to the participants along with Sr. Software Engineer, Haider Ali
   
Aug 03, 2016 PITB Committed to Automate Sindh Police
Team PITB comprising Director General (IT Operations), Faisal Yousaf and General Manager (IT), Burhan Rasool, met IGP Sindh, Allah Dino Khowaja to discuss automation of police. He appreciated PITB for devising systems and software for Punjab police that have introduced transparency and improved efficiency. The meeting concluded with a commitment to show results within a month.
Sindh government had called on PITB to automate Sindh Police and provide software suite developed for Punjab Police by PITB.
   
Aug 02, 2016 e-Stamping: Team Conducted Training in Jhang
e-Stamping training was held at District Council Hall, Jhang for stamp vendors, deed writers, sub-registrars and all relevant stakeholders. The e-Stamping team expressed special gratitude to organizers for all the arrangements and efforts while PITB team led by Joint Director (e-Stamping), Ali Mazhar explained the e-Stamping process flow to the participants along with Sr. Software Engineer, Haider Ali.
e-Stamping Team also visited Bank of Punjab and explained the e-Stamping services to the participants.
   
Aug 02, 2016 Dealer Vehicle Management System: Two-day training session held at PITB
A two-day training session of Dealer Vehicle Management System for the agents of Citizen Contact Center (CCC) was conducted at PITB. The training was conducted by Adeel Amjad (MRA) and Muhammad Sameer (MRA-DVRS) where they discussed the system and communicated the process in detail. Other aspects of the training included transparency and its benefits, file rejection cases, process of changing the name or any particular details in the documents while dealers who have the license and the process to get the license was also elaborated.
   
Aug 02, 2016 PITB Showcased its IT Interventions at the First LHC IT Fair 2016
PITB and Lahore High Court (LHC) organized an exclusive LHC IT Fair 2016 at the Punjab Judicial Academy on Friday where PITB showcased IT initiatives developed for judiciary. Chief Justice acknowledged Dr Umar Saif and the PITB team for their tireless efforts and providing technical assistance to the IT wing of the Court playing a key role in providing speedy justice to the citizens. Read more.
   
Aug 02, 2016 Team PITB Met IG Sindh to Provide Software for Sindh Police
Team PITB comprising Director General (IT Operations), Faisal Yousaf and General Manager (IT), Burhan Rasool, met IG Sindh and his team to discuss the rollout plan for the Software suite developed for Punjab Police by PITB.
Sindh Chief Secretary Siddique Memon had written a letter to Punjab government seeking acquisition of the software of human resource management system, complaint system, police station record management system, DIG operations system and criminal record office system being used by Punjab police.
Under the dynamic leadership of Dr Umar Saif, PITB has been able to successfully accomplish various IT interventions devised for Punjab Police that are now making ripples in other provinces.
   
Aug 01, 2016 eLearn.Punjab Conducted Orientation Session to Introduce Digital Content
e.Learn team conducted an orientation session for the teachers of Daanish School (Rajanpur), Government Boys High School (Bahawalpur) and Government Model High School (Khanewal), which are among the eight schools selected for the pilot project of e-learn programme under which 200 multimedia class rooms are being established to impart science education from grade 6-10 through modern technology.
   
Jul 30, 2016 e-Stamping Project Roadmap and key milestones achieved so far!
e-Stamping services aimed at facilitating public, providing ease to businesses and ensuring transparency shall soon be rolled out in Faisalabad and Lahore division.
   
Jul 30, 2016 Merger of MIT Enterprise Forum of Pakistan and PlanX
MIT Enterprise Forum of Pakistan and PlanX have taken a giant leap forward by carrying out a successful merger resulting in a consolidated structure of MITEF Pakistan. Union of these highly proficient initiatives shall pave way towards developing the local entrepreneurial ecosystem. This breakthrough in the tech domain of Pakistan will not only educate young startups but also help existing businesses to realize their full potential of innovation and entrepreneurship.
For more information, please visit www.mitef.pk
   
Jul 29, 2016 Preparatory Meeting to Roll out e-Stamping Services in Faisalabad Division
A preparatory meeting to roll out e-Stamping Services in Faisalabad Division was held at Committee Room of PMU office
e-Stamping today. The meeting was chaired by Asad Islam Mahni (Member Taxes – BOR), Sajid Latif (Director General, e-Governance – PITB), Ali Mazhar (Join Director, e-Stamping – PITB) and sub-registrars of all districts of Faisalabad Division.
   
Jul 29, 2016 Lahore High Court IT Fair 2016
The ‘Lahore High Court IT Fair 2016’ took place at the Punjab Judicial Academy on Friday. First of its kind, the Fair showcased all the IT initiatives developed for judiciary in order to streamline judicial processes and ensure transparency.
Generously attended by lawyers, judges and all relevant stakeholders amidst media, the event gave a unique platform to all 36 districts of Punjab to showcase their IT interventions pertaining to judiciary.
At the occasion, Chief Justice Lahore High Court, Justice Mansoor Ali Shah inaugurated LHC’s website and application developed by PITB and visited various stalls with Chairman PITB, Dr Umar Saif and got acquainted with IT initiatives including PITB’s Cause List Management System, Litigant Feedback Monitoring Program, helplines and Enterprise Case Flow Management.
LHC acknowledged Dr Umar Saif and team PITB for their untiring efforts and providing technical assistance to the IT wing of the Court whereas Dr Saif stated that Justice Mansoor Ali Shah is a visionary man who believes in reformation, timely justice and transparency. Chief Justice LHC thanked Dr Umar Saif for his outstanding efforts and guidance.
LHC awarded certificate of appreciation to team PITB, led by Muhammad Kashif Farooq (JD IT), for their persistence and remarkable achievements.
   
Jul 28, 2016 A Delegation from the World Bank Visited the PITB
On the visit Chairman PITB, Dr Umar Saif gave a presentation on various projects of the board including e-Rozgar programme. The meeting evaluated and discussed the pilot project for jobs and growth in the digital economy.
Under e-Rozgar programme, 10,000 graduates, both female and male, would be trained by the PITB this year. A fully equipped computer lab is being established in each district that will remain open round the clock.
   
Jul 28, 2016 MIT Enterprise Forum of Pakistan
With a mission is to improve the economic wellbeing of the people of Pakistan through development of an entrepreneurship promotion program for Pakistan, MITEF of Pakistan is the most respected forum for professionals interested in driving business formation and growth.
The forum organizes and delivers programs, workshops and events catering to Pakistani executives in technology-driven, mid-market growth companies as well as those who would benefit most by incorporating innovation and entrepreneurship into their planning and operations.
   
Jul 27, 2016 Apply to Government Colleges through OCAS
More than 670 colleges across Punjab are using Online College Admissions System (OCAS) to process intermediate admissions applications for their FA, FSC, ICS programs whereas more than 670,000 applications have successfully been processed since its inception.
OCAS is gaining momentum as it is affordable (Rs 25 per application), convenient (as you can apply from anywhere in just 3 simple steps), transparent (as all the records and reports are available online) and the whole procedure requires minimal technology.
Visit the website for details: www.ocas.punjab.gov.pk
   
Jul 27, 2016 e-Khidmat Team Visited DCO Sargodha
Team led by Director General (e-Governance), Sajid Latif and Director (Citizen Facilitation Services), Muhammad Waseem Bhatti visited DCO office and e-Khidmat Markaz, Sargodha and met Danish Afzal, DCO Sargodha to discuss issues pertaining to e-Khidmat Center, Sargodha. Provision of services has already started while the Center will be launched in the coming weeks.
   
Jul 27, 2016 e-Stamping Services Successfully Launched in District Sialkot
The first e-Stamp paper was issued from Paris Road Branch, Bank of Punjab, Sialkot.
An achievement in itself, the entire Gujranwala division has been completed in due time.
   
Jul 26, 2016 Chairman PITB Inaugurates Cone Heads Pakistan in Lahore
Chairman PITB, Dr Umar Saif , and Australian High Commissioner inaugurated Cone Heads Pakistan in Lahore (Hussain Chowk) today. The event was generously attended by media and public. Dr Saif congratulated and wished Cone Heads all the best.
Cone Heads, the premium Australian food chain, has now been launched in Lahore.
   
Jul 26, 2016 Delegation from World Bank Visits PITB to Discuss e-Rozgar Program
Delegation from World Bank comprising Anna C. O’Donmell (Task Team Leader – SEEY), Jana El-Horr (Senior Development Specialist) and Shan Rehman (consultant) visited PITB to meet Chairman PITB, Dr Umar Saif to evaluate and discuss the pilot program for jobs and growth in the digital economy.
Dr Saif shared the development of various projects developed by PITB including e-Rozgar in detail whereas the e-Rozgar team gave a thorough brief on the progress and the future plans of the project.
Under the e-Rozgar initiative, PITB would be setting up e-Rozgar centers across 36 districts of Punjab providing employment prospects to the youth.
The delegates appreciated the efforts of PITB and Dr Umar Saif in particular for his continuous support.
   
Jul 26, 2016 Punjab HED Directs Colleges to Offer Admissions through OCAS
Colleges have been directed to offer the admissions through the online college admissions system (OCAS) developed by the Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) in collaboration with the HED.
   
Jul 25, 2016 e-Stamping Services Successfully Launched in District Hafizabad
The first eStamp paper was issued this morning. e-Stamping team appreciated the support of DCO Hafizabad, Ahmad Rajwana.
   
Jul 25, 2016 Chairman PITB Inaugurates CareemPak’s Office
Office of Careem, the fastest growing app-based car booking service, was inaugurated by the Chairman PITB, Dr Umar Saif .
He said that the state of the art cab service will entertain Lahorites to travel by a cost effective and comfortable taxi service. I hope it will play a key role in the entrepreneurial eco-system of Pakistan after Middle East & North Africa (MENA).
   
Jul 22, 2016 eLearn.Punjab team Conducts Orientation Session in Khushab
eLearn.Punjab team conducted an orientation session at Government Girls Model High School Jauharabad, Khushab. The session was enthusiastically attended by 25 participants who showed keen interest in the project while participating in the QA session. The attendees aimed at adopting digital content in their teaching exercise.
   
Jul 22, 2016 e-Stamping Services Live in Mandi Bahauddin and Narowal Districts
After a successful execution of e-Stamping services in all (16) branches of Bank of Punjab in Gujranwala district since its launch on 26th May, 2016, e-Stamping services have gone live in Mandi Bahauddin and Narowal districts today by PITB with the help and support of district administrations and Board of Revenue, Government of the Punjab.
e-Stamping Team including Ali Mazhar, Umer Qureshi, Hammad Hasan Hamdani, Haider Ali, Muhammad Bilal Khan, Muhammad Fahad and Muhammad Nadeem led by Director General (e-Governance), Sajid Latif deserve a special acknowledgment to have executed the services smoothly.
e-Stamping services will be begiin 3 more districts (Hafizabad, Gujrat and Sialkot) by the next week.
   
Jul 22, 2016 Under the dynamic leadership of Dr Umar Saif , PITB is committed to take Punjab forward
In this era of technology, we determined to bring facilitate the government through our ICT interventions; to introduce and ensure that governance standards are being improved and citizens are being facilitated.
   
Jul 22, 2016 eLearn.Punjab Conducts Orientation Session to Introduce Digital Content
eLearn.Punjab conducted an orientation session at Lawrence College, Murree to introduce the digital content of eLearn.Punjab which was attended by 65 participants. Another orientation session was conducted at Government Girls High Secondary School No1, Attock for the teachers of the school and also checked the installed equipment.
Pilot project of e-learn programme has started in eight public high schools of Punjab under which 200 multimedia class rooms are being established to impart science education from grade 6-10 through modern technology.
   
Jul 21, 2016 e-Stamping Prelaunch Seminar in Mandi Bahauddin
e-Stamping prelaunch seminar was held at TMA Hall, Mandi Bahauddin today. The session was attended by all relevant stakeholders. e-Stamping team thanked the district administration specially the DCO, Muzaffar Khan Sial for all the arrangements and efforts while the session was quite consultative and informative for the attendees.
A meeting was also held in DCO office to discuss modalities for the smooth launch of e-Stamping services in the district. The team is all set to launch e-Stamping services in district Mandi Bahauddin by tomorrow Friday 22nd July.
   
Jul 21, 2016 eLearn.Punjab Team Conducts Orientation Session in Islamabad
elearn.Punjab team conducted an orientation session at Government College for Elementary Teachers, Islamabad. Forty (40) newly hired headmasters and headmistress attended the session. Showing keen interest towards the project, all the attendees enthusiastically participated in question-answer session and aimed at adopting digital content in their teaching exercise.
   
Jul 21, 2016 Chairman PITB Inaugurates CareemPak Office in Lahore
Chairman PITB, Dr. Umar Saif inaugurated office of the fastest growing app-based car booking service, Careem Pakistan in Lahore amidst the presence of tech and government dignitaries, media, its loyal customers and its captains. Dr Umar Saif graced the occasion as the chief guest while the event was also attended by Nabeel A. Qadeer (Director Entrepreneurship & Enterprise Development) and Hasnain Sheikh, CEO Inov8, Lahore Transport Company COO & CTO.
Team CareemPak gave a quick tour of their office while Chairman PITB congratulated the team for being an inspiration for young entrepreneurs and extended full support to help enhance the services being provided by Careem and wished them good luck.
The fastest growing startup in Pakistan, Careem, is providing a safe & reliable travelling experience across Lahore, Karachi and Islamabad.
   
Jul 21, 2016 PITB Processes all Petty Purchases through E-procurement
A total of 51 cases have been processed through PITB developed online portal for E-Procurement generating an amount of Rs. 4,230,125 for four quarters of the fiscal year 2015-16.
E-Procurement allows vendors to file only one genuine quotation against each procurement opportunity using GST and National Tax Number that ensures accountability and transparency of the bidders/vendors. It saves government’s money allocated for petty purchases and ensures standardization in purchase prices across all departments of the government.
   
Jul 21, 2016 e-Stamping Prelaunch Seminar in Narowal
e-Stamping prelaunch seminar was held at TMA Hall, Narowal yesterday. The session was attended by all relevant stakeholders. e-Stamping team thanked the district administration specially the DCO, Rafaqat Ali for all the arrangements and efforts while the session was quite consultative and informative for the attendees.
The team is all set to launch e-Stamping services in district Narowal by tomorrow.
   
Jul 20, 2016 e-Stamping Prelaunch Seminar in Gujrat
e-Stamping prelaunch seminar was held at District Council Complex, Gujrat. The session was attended by all relevant stakeholders. e-Stamping team headed by Asad Islam Mahni, thanked the district administration specially the DCO, Mr Liaqat Ali Chatta for all the arrangements and efforts while the session was quite consultative and informative for the attendees.
The team is all set to launch e-Stamping services in district Gujrat by the next week.
   
Jul 19, 2016 Australian Government to Assist Young Pakistani Entrepreneurs
Addressing the concluding ceremony of PITB’s initiative ‘ Plan9 - PITB's Tech Incubator ’, Australian High Commissioner, Margaret Adamson said that the Australian government is working with PITB to assist Pakistani start-up entrepreneurs learn the business acumen and management practices necessary to run small and medium enterprises.
   
Jul 19, 2016 PITB Installs High-Tech Tier-3 Datacenter
Revamping technology on new standards, PITB has installed new high-tech tier-3 datacenter for government's secure high-performance cloud in a bid to revamp technology on new standards. Primarily for Punjab government, the datacenter holds data for Board of Revenue (BoR), Land Record, etc. and has the capacity to host 3000 servers.
   
Jul 19, 2016 Acquisition of stamp papers from Bank of Punjab made easy: Sajid Latif
Director General (e-Governance), Sajid Latif stated that the introduction of e-stamp papers shall help mitigate corrupt practices while dealing with matters pertaining to property.
   
Jul 19, 2016 e-Khidmat Center Sahiwal to be Formally Inaugurated
Fourth in the province, center’s soft inauguration has already been done by the Commissioner Babar Hayat and is now being run on an experimental basis while the center shall soon be formally inaugurated by Chief Minister Punjab.
   
Jul 19, 2016 e-Stamping Prelaunch Seminar in Sialkot
e-Stamping prelaunch seminar, held at Anwar Complex, Sialkot, was attended by all relevant stakeholders. e-Stamping team acknowledged the arrangements and efforts by the organizers while the attendees diligently participated in the informative session. The seminar was chaired by Commissioner Gujranwala Division, Member Taxes BOR and DCO Sialkot. Joint Director e-Stamping, Ali Mazhar and Sr. Software Engineer,
Haider Ali explained e-Stamping process flow to the participants.
The team is all set to launch e-Stamping services in district Sialkot by the next week.
   
Jul 18, 2016 e-Stamping Prelaunch Seminar in Hafizabad
e-Stamping prelaunch seminar was held at District Complex, Hafizabad. The session was attended by all relevant stakeholders. e-Stamping team expressed special gratitude to DCO Hafizabad, Ahmad Rajwana for all the arrangements and efforts while the session was quite consultative and informative for the attendees.
The session was followed by a technical training conducted by e-Stamping team led by Director General (e-Governance), Sajid Latif for all relevant staff members of Bank of Punjab (all branches across the district) with hands-on practice session held at the main branch.
The team is all set to launch e-Stamping services in district Hafizabad during next week.
   
Jul 18, 2016 Team PITB visited Govt College Hafizabad to Identify Suitable IT Lab
Director General (e-Governance), Sajid Latif and team visited Government College Hafizabad for identification of suitable IT Lab to be used for training purposes under ‘Chief Minister e-Rozgaar Training Programme’.
The team specially acknowledged Professor Ayub Tahir, Principal, Government College, Hafizabad for offering IT Lab and other administrative support for the Programme.
   
Jul 18, 2016 Sindh Seeks PITB’s to Assistance to Digitize Police
Sindh Chief Secretary Muhammad Siddique Memon wrote a letter to the Punjab government to acquire the software of human resource management system, complaint system, police station record management system, DIG operations system and criminal record office system being used by Punjab police.
   
Jul 16, 2016 e-Khidmat Markaz Successfully Launched in Sahiwal
e-Khidmat Markaz (Citizen Facilitation and Service Center) has been launched in Sahiwal and will start its operations today. Team PITB including Director General (e-Governance), Sajid Latif and Director (CFS/PD CFSC), Muhammad Waseem Bhatti, were also present at the inaugural ceremony. RPO Sahiwal thanked PITB for its continual effort, and appreciated Chairman PITB, Dr Umar Saif, for utmost support and guidance.
Bringing all public services under one roof, e-Khidmat Centers will help citizens with the issuance of domiciles, birth/death certificates, marriage/divorce certificates, NADRA verification, land registrations, vehicle registration and other services. The facilitation centers shall discourage inefficiencies and improve transparency.
   
Jul 15, 2016 PITB HR Wing Conducts Balloting for Moavineen-e-Hujjaj
As per the directives of Federal government to depute a contingent of Moavineen-e-Hujjaj to Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for the welfare and facilitation of pilgrims during their stay at Saudi Arabia for the performance of Hajj. Balloting to nominate moavin was, therefore, conducted by PITB HR Wing in the Auditorium (level 3), ASTP.
Selected nominees include Ghulam Mustafa, Wahab Akhtar.
Chairman PITB, Dr Umar Saif, announced the winners while Saima Shaikh (Director – Training & Development) and her team, HR team and all the senior management were also present at the occasion.
   
Jul 15, 2016 e-Learn Programme Started in Eight Public High Schools of Punjab
Chairman PITB, Dr Umar Saif, has said pilot project of e-learn programme has started in eight public high schools of Punjab with the installation of 40 Inch LED screens and content servers. He stated that under this project, 200 multi-media class rooms were being established to impart science education from grade 6-10 through modern technology. It will replace traditional black board and the students would experience digital lessons since they come to school after summer vacations.
   
Jul 15, 2016 Internship at Microsoft Innovation Center, Lahore
A 4 month internship program is being offered at Microsoft Innovation Center, Lahore, giving you an ample opportunity to learn latest Microsoft technologies and grow. Graduates and final year students are encouraged to apply.
   
Jul 14, 2016 Implementation of Digital Content in 200 Multimedia Classrooms
eLearn.Punjab 's team visited Government Girls Model High School, Gulshan Ravi, Lahore on July 13, 2016 and conducted orientation session for the digital content implemented in 200 multimedia classrooms. Faculty of science and mathematics attended the session and enthusiastically participated in the discussions whereas all the attendees were motivated to make the implementation successful.
   
Jul 14, 2016 Meeting Conducted to Finalize Operations & Soft Launch
Meeting to finalize the operationalization and soft launch of Citizen Facilitation and Service Center (CFSC), Gujranwala was held in the office of District Coordination Officer (Gujranwala), Muhammad Aamir Jan, and team PITB including Director General (e-Governance), Sajid Latif and Director (CFS/PD CFSC), Muhammad Waseem Bhatti .
Both teams visited the Center as well and worthy DCO, Gujranwala announced to start the operations of the CFSC (e-Khidmat Markaz), Gujranwala on July 25, 2016 and instructed the concerned teams to finish remaining work in next couple of days.
   
Jul 14, 2016 Illumination into Quran: Classes Resume Today
Initiated and well-received in Ramazan, the ‘Illumination into Quran’ classes will resume from today and shall be conducted twice a week. The sessions are an opportunity for you and your children to have a unique insight into Quran.
We welcome you all to come join us through the summers as we get well-acquainted with the Islam and Quran.
   
Jul 14, 2016 UK Times Acknowledges the Digital Growth of Punjab
Steady advancements in technology have significantly improved methods of governance across Punjab. PITB has devised umpteen ICT interventions for health, education, law and order, and citizen facilitation services including Citizen Feedback Monitoring Program, e-Khidmat Centers, e-Learn Project, Smart Monitoring of Schools, e-Stamping, Dengue Tracking System, Crime Mapping, DLIMS, etc. that have enabled the government to introduce a culture of transparency and facilitate the citizens.
   
Jul 13, 2016 Edhi Died But His Idea Must Live On!
PITB pays tribute to legendary humanitarian, Abdul Sattar Edhi. The man with a sole mission of serving humanity irrespective of their caste, creed or religion – Edhi’s departure left us all crestfallen. The measure of his greatness can be measured by the fact that his death united Pakistan across all affiliations. The kindest soul on earth, the exceptional Edhi gave ordinary Pakistanis immense pride.
The most fitting tribute to Edhi would be for us to become Edhis in our spheres.
   
Jul 13, 2016 Citizen Facilitation Center to be Operational in Sahiwal
A pre-launch meeting for the e-Khidmat Center in Sahiwal was held among PITB, Commissioner Sahiwal and his team, and all service providing departments including Police, E&T, LG&CD, NADRA, Traffic Police, LRMIS, Post Office in the Committee Room of e-Khidmat Center, Sahiwal. Test run of all service along with the training of officials will start from tomorrow whereas the center will be operational by the end of this week.
Sajid Latif (Director General e-Governance) and Muhammad Waseem Bhatti (Director Citizen Facilitation Services) along with FC team represented PITB at the meeting while a special acknowledgement was given to the Chairman PITB, Dr Umar Saif, for his continuous support and motivation.
e-Khidmat center is an automated one-window for all public services with the sole purpose to facilitate citizens and mitigate corruption.
   
Jul 12, 2016 Success of 'Digtal Punjab' Campain
The successfully run and received ‘Digital Punjab’ campaign highlighted the most prominent and effective ICT interventions developed and executed by PITB from a pool of 236 well accomplished projects.
   
Jul 12, 2016 50,775 Private Hujjaj Registered through Online System
726 Active Hajj Group Organizers have, so far, registered 50,775 private Hujjaj through an online system that was activated for registration on June 30, 2016. The last date for registration is July 15, 2016.
   
Jul 12, 2016 e-Stamping: Stakeholders’ consultative session held at PITB
Stakeholders’ consultative session for the launch of e-Stamping Project in rest of the districts of Gujranwala division was held in the office of Project Management Unit, e-Stamping Project. Citizens of Gujrat, Sialkot, Narowal, Hafizabad, Mandi Bahauddin will be now be able to get stamp papers electronically very soon. The session, outlining the process and overall features of the e-Stamping application was chaired by Project Director of e-Stamping Asad Islam Mahni and Sajid Latif (DG e-Governance and Additional PD e-Stamping – PITB).
   
Jul 12, 2016 Citizen Facilitation Center to be Operational in Sahiwal
Sajid Latif (Director General e-Governance) and Muhammad Waseem Bhatti (Director Citizen Facilitation Services) along with FC team met Commissioner Sahiwal today to discuss the inauguration of Punjab's third Citizen Facilitation Center in Sahiwal, which will be operational by this week.
e-Khidmat center is an automated one-window for all public services with the sole purpose to facilitate citizens and mitigate corruption.
   
Jul 11, 2016 Citizen Contact Center Celebrated Eid at Work
Our resources working at Citizen Contact Center (PITB) celebrated Eid in their office to ensure the safety and comfort of the citizens during the Eid holidays and handled calls and queries for different departments of Government of Punjab (CDGL, WASA, PDMA and PHL) .The on-duty staff sacrificed their joy to facilitate the people and were happy to serve others during Eid holidays.
Citizen Contact Center management also celebrated Eid with the resources and decorated the Contact Center with buntings and distributed Eidi amongst females (bangles and mehndi) while meal vouchers were distributed among the winners of ‘Best Dress Theme Competition’ and the supervisors (operations) who arranged all the event.
   
Jul 04, 2016 Dr Umar Saif Briefed About PITB-sponsored Digital Projects
During his visit to Silicon Valley for 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), Dr Umar Saif briefed about the PITB-sponsored digital projects at the Google headquarters in Mountain View, California. The patrons at the Google headquarters appreciated PITB and ITU for shaping inventive and impressive technologies.
   
Jul 02, 2016 Human Resource Management System for Punjab Police
The Punjab Police Human Resource Management System is a complete and secure HR database documenting personal/work histories, skills, capabilities and accomplishments of police officers enabling the department to smoothly process their transfers, postings, promotions, evaluations etc. electronically.
   
Jul 02, 2016 FIR Management System Developed for the Help of Punjab Police
The FIR management system developed for Punjab Police is an effort to improve the efficiency of the department by making the records readily available to police officers. The system has not only proven to be successful in accelerating the investigation process, but also streamlined the overall FIR system by digitizing the complete FIR lifecycle. The FIR system has not only enhanced the security, but also synchronized the activities of police stations in districts; successfully achieving the cost and time effectiveness.
   
Jul 01, 2016 Chairman PITB Distributed Letters of Appreciation among e-Stamping Team
Chairman PITB Dr. Umar Saif appreciated the efforts of e-Stamping team for implementing the e-Stamping system in Gujranwala district. The project is being rolled out in remaining districts of Gujranwala Division after Eid. Chairman PITB distributed appreciation letters to the e-Stamping team as a token of appreciation in acknowledgment of their hard work and dedication. He also directed the team to implement the project on fast-track basis in the entire province. Also present at this occasion were DG (e-Governance- PITB), Joint Director (e-Stamping), Assistant Director(e-Stamping) and Sr. Software Engineer(e-Stamping).
   
Jul 01, 2016 Centralization of Criminal Record Offices across 36 Districts of Punjab
Criminal Record Offices across 36 districts of Punjab have been centralized making identification of criminals on the basis of their physical features, appearance, lingual attributes and modus operandi easier and quicker.
   
Jul 01, 2016 Punjab Police takes Benefit from Biometric Criminal Identification System
Biometric Criminal Identification System has been incredibly useful to the Punjab police to authenticate criminals and suspicious individuals. The span of interrogation at Thana level, through quick retrieval of criminal record, has been drastically reduced owing to the installation of this new system at all police stations across Punjab. Moreover, accuracy and performance of the existing setup has visibly improved.