Chief Minister of Punjab Shahbaz Sharif on Thursday presented an advanced system for observing government affairs through smartphones.
In a meeting with vice president of Google in South Asia and Southeast Asia Rajan Anandan, CM Punjab sought Google’s help for the development of information technology in various sectors. Progress of IT industry in Punjab is the government’s first priority said the chief minister.
CM Punjab Introduces Monitoring of Govt Affairs Through Smartphones
Information technology is being used for the capacity-building of provincial departments and institutions which is resulting in promotion of e-governance in the province. Punjab government is trying to get benefits from digital technology for improving education, health, infrastructure, law & order, police and other departments.
The Chief Minister further said that work is being carried out on Safe City Project for monitoring crime and to maintain peace. Shahbaz Sharif further said that the construction of Knowledge Park in Punjab is in progress. The Lahore Knowledge Park (LKP) is imagined as the driving force to make the Punjab in particular and Pakistan in general, the Global Knowledge Economy.
The chief minister’s last month meeting with Google Asia-Pacific Public Policy and Government Affairs Director Ann Lavin revealed that a system has already been developed for monitoring public affairs by smart phones and the Citizens’ Feedback Monitoring System makes sure that people are given best services. Sharif said the government had been implementing a comprehensive plan for the promotion of e-governance. The steps taken by Google for the promotion of culture were of great importance. The chief minister said that the government was keen on enhancing collaboration with the multinational technology company.
Smart monitoring through smartphone applications have been the primary tool to collect real time data of services delivery along with geo-tagged pictorial evidences.