Connecting for progress
The 7th Information & Communication Technology Exhibition and Conference – Connect 2012 took place at the Karachi Expo Centre from May 22 to 24. Syed Raza Haroon, Sindh Minister for Information Technology, jointly inaugurated the event with Muhammad Ayub Khan, Minister of Science & Information Technology, Khyber Pukhtoonkhwa.
Raza Haroon said the Information This project would enable Pakistan to have its footprint on the global IT map as it would provide technological facilities such as tele-metering of water discharge in rivers and canals, weather forecast, navigation, disaster management and land management.
Referring to other IT projects, the Sindh IT minister said that management information system (MIS) of Civil Hospital had been completed while the e-policing project Technology Department of Sindh was undertaking two multibillion-rupee ICT projects, Arfa Karim IT City and Geographical Information System (GIS) for Sindh to promote and develop ICT infrastructure in the province.
He said the master plan for this flagship IT City project was under preparation, while 200 acres of land has been acquired and fenced adjacent to the Education City while site office was complete. He further said that the GIS project would be a model project and would create satellite images of the entire Sindh province, especially of the land and infrastructure facilities. would be completed soon. More than 200 cameras had been installed at 40 strategic spots to monitor law and order situation.
Similarly, several districts had been connected to the IT network of Sindh IT Department through video conferencing facility so that the President, Prime Minister, Governor and Chief Minister could make direct contact with officials.
Raza Haroon said he was ready to take a delegation of his department to Khyber Pukhtoonkhwa and set up a camp office there to support the IT sector in the province.