PITB mon­i­tors 316 Ra­mazan Bazaars elec­tron­i­cally

Pakistan Observer - - NATIONAL - STAFF RE­PORTER

LA­HORE—Chair­man Pun­jab In­for­ma­tion Tech­nol­ogy Board (PITB) Dr. Umar Saif said that PITB has es­tab­lished Cen­tral­ized Com­mand & Con­trol Room for mon­i­tor­ing of 316 Ra­mazan Bazars across Pun­jab. He was ad­dress­ing a meet­ing in his of­fice at Arfa Soft­ware Tech­nol­ogy Park on Fri­day.

He said “On the di­rec­tions of Chief Min­is­ter Pun­jab Muham­mad Shehbaz Sharif elec­tronic rate boards/LCDs have also been in­stalled at each bazar that dis­play prices of es­sen­tial items while the con­trol room con­stantly mon­i­tors the mar­kets. For ef­fec­tive mon­i­tor­ing, suf­fi­cient num­ber of CCTV cam­eras has been in­stalled at each Ramzan Bazar and con­nected with the cen­tral moni- tor­ing room set at the Pun­jab Civil Sec­re­tariat through video con­fer­enc­ing and in­ter­net.

The trained staffs of PITB are de­puted to the cen­tral mon­i­tor­ing room that is minutely mon­i­tor­ing the se­cu­rity ar­range­ment, sup­ply of com­modi­ties par­tic­u­larly sub­si­dized items i.e. Sugar and Flour and other fa­cil­i­ties pro­vided by the re­spec­tive dis­trict gov­ern­ment.”

Dr. Saif said that any flaw noted by the mon­i­tor­ing staff, is im­me­di­ately re­ported to the re­spec­tive de­part­ment or dis­trict ad­min­is­tra­tion that takes ac­tion ac­cord­ingly. “The mon­i­tor­ing of Ramzan Bazars was ini­ti­ated from 3 rd June and it will con­tinue up to the fur­ther or­ders. The elec­tronic mon­i­tor­ing is be­ing made since 8:00 am to 05:00 pm daily” He added.

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