The Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) is responsible for developing around 500 official websites for various government departments across the province. Of these, approximately 490 are written in English, and the remaining 18 or so are written in Urdu.
This information was presented on Tuesday during a meeting to examine the progress that has been made, which was presided over by Syed Bilal Haider, Chairman of the PITB.
The participants in the meeting updated the Chairman on the fact that the PITB’s web presence team had established these websites with optimum performance in order to ensure transparency and to facilitate the public.
In addition, the government of Punjab, in conjunction with the Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB), has created a number of online portals for various government departments. These departments include the Punjab Examination Commission, the Lahore High Court, the Punjab Police, the Excise and Taxation Department, and the CM Inspection Team, among others.
During the meeting, it was disclosed that the total number of visitors to these websites had topped 8.5 billion. In the meantime, PITB also provides training to government personnel on how to handle those websites, so that the employees do not have to rely solely on PITB.
In addition, it has also developed websites for the federal government and departments of other provinces, such as the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, the Audit Bureau of Circulation (ABC), the Balochistan Police, and other departments.
Additionally, the PITB conveyed to the Chairman that it has been making use of the Right to Information (RTI) Act, 2013, in an effort to enhance its level of accountability.