Youth should be empowered advanced level skills in IT: Bangash

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Chief Secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Dr. Shahzad Khan Bangash has said that under KP Youth Employment Program, the youth should be empowered by providing basic, intermediate and advanced level skills in information technology and linking them with employment opportunities.

The Chief Secretary expressed these views while presiding over a meeting regarding the establishment of Citizen Facilitation Centers and Special Technology Zones.

The meeting was attended by Secretary Science Technology and Information Technology (ST&IT) Dr. Amber and Managing Director IT Board, Dr. Ali Mahmood. Dr. Ali Mahmood said that steps are being taken to promote information technology in the province and added that youth would be empowered by imparting IT related skills to them.

He further said that citizens facilitation centers would be set up to facilitate easy access of citizens to public services.

On the occasion, Secretary ST& IT Dr. Amber apprised the meeting that citizens facilitation centers would provide integrated access to a number of services to public including issuing of domicile certificate, route permit, driving license, arms license, death certificate, birth certificate, divorce / marriage certificates, affidavit, provision of character certificate, payment of challan and fine, registration of vehicles.

He further said that establishment of citizen facilitation centers would significantly improve the transparency, accessibility and efficiency of the public service delivery system.

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