CM expresses dissatisfaction over KPITB’s job creation role


Staff Reporter


Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Mahmood Khan stressing the need of the effective use of Information Technology to bringing efficiency, and transparency in government business and to create maximum employment opportunities for the youths, has directed the relevant authorities for necessary steps to further strengthen the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information Technology Board (KPITB).
He has further directed the authorities to propose necessary amendments in the existing laws governing the KPITB to this end. He was chairing the 10th board meeting of the KPITB here at Chief Minister Secretariat.
He termed the promotion of Information Technology in both the public and private sector of the province as one of the key priority areas of his government and remarked that maximum employment opportunities can be created in the province by attracting international IT companies for investment adding that with this aim in mind, the government has established an autonomous IT Board.
He expressed dissatisfaction on the overall progress of the KPITB in this regard and directed the authorities concerned to fulfill all the required formalities in order to change the existing composition of the Board for giving maximum possible representation to the private sector so that the KPITB could be run in purely corporate governance style, and resultantly its goals and targets are surely achieved.
Besides Chief Secretary, Dr. Kazim Niaz, Additional Chief Secretary, Shakeel Qadir, Principal Secretary to CM, Shahab Ali Shah and Secretary Science and Information Technology, Mukhtiar Ahmad the meeting was also attended by private sector members of the board. The meeting approved constitution of Search and Scrutiny Committee for the appointment of new Managing Director (MD) of KPITB.