In the past three years the Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) has managed to create over 500 official websites for various government departments across the province, with 490 of them in the English language and around 18 in Urdu.
This was reported by Syed Bilal Haider, Chairman of the PITB, in his report during the progress review meeting he presided over on Tuesday.
In their briefing to the Chairman, members of the meeting briefed him that the PITB’s web presence team created these websites in order to ensure transparency and facilitate public access to them.
Furthermore, as part of the Punjab government’s effort in collaboration with Punjab’s Information and Technology Board (PITB), several online portals have been developed for various government agencies, including the Punjab Examination Commission, Lahore High Court, Punjab Police, Excise and Taxation Department, and the CM Inspection Team.
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Further, it was revealed at the meeting that there were more than 8.5 billion visits to these websites in total over the past year. In addition to that, the PITB also provides training to government employees so that they can manage those websites without having to rely on the PITB for support.
As well as developing websites for the federal government, it has also developed websites for departments of other provinces, including the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, the Audit Bureau of Circulation (ABC), the Balochistan Police, etc.
Furthermore, the PITB also informed the Chairman that it has been exercising the Right to Information (RTI) Act, 2013, to improve the accountability of its activities.