LAHORE: The official website of the Punjab Planning and Development Department (P&D) has been revamped and the new version is launched in collaboration with the PITB and P&D Department at the Arfa Software Technology Park.
Addressing the launching ceremony of newly redesigned website of the Punjab Planning and Development Department Lahore, P&D Chairman Muhammad Irfan Elahi said that newer version of website of the P&D Department would not only keep up with the demands of the citizens for transparency, greater engagements and inclusion but it would also empower the general public by allowing them to view the ongoing a new schemes along with other major development initiatives led by the Punjab Government.
He appreciated the efforts of Punjab Information Technology Board for facilitating the P&D Department in the Development and launch of the website.
He told that this website is an epitome of the digital era and depicts the standardized E-governance Model required to cope with the tremendous and continuous changes in the dynamic ICT environment.
He also expressed that the systematic and comprehensive menu of this website is expected to introduce the departmental activities and its efforts.
The website is hosted on a platform based on a proven content management used worldwide for deploying secure, reliable and approval based content workflow; thus allowing a secure hosting environment, he added.
Chairman P&D said that it is a first beginning of transparent system by launching this website.
All data relating to development schemes/projects would be available on this website for general public, he added.
Provincial Secretary P&D Waseem Ajmal Chaudhary, Chairman Punjab Information Technology Board Omer Saif, Senior Chief Coordination P&D Javed Latif, Director General E-Government Sajid Latif, Joint Director E-Government & Industry, PITB Saima Shaikh and other officials of P&D and PITB also attended the ceremony.