140 wardens trained for paperless environment

To establish paperless environment at offices of the City Traffic Police, the Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) and the police jointly initiated four-week training classes with multiple sessions, including basic IT training, for traffic wardens. As many as 140 wardens are attending the training which is the first ever transition initiative of its kind. Reviewing the collaboration, the founding Vice Chancellor of Information Technology University (ITU) the Punjab, Chairman PITB and Advisor to the CM Punjab Dr Umar Saif directed the PITB to make innovative improvements to get effective results from the training. ‘Paperless Environment’ for the CTPL will also facilitate citizens in considerable ways. The chairman was informed during a meeting that the ‘Paperless Environment’ for the CTPL would enhance performance of services and it would also help in time reducing process for a comprehensive database of the traffic police. –APP

Three workers wounded

Three labourers were wounded critically when a large-size concrete pillar collapsed during work at the metro train project site near Multan Chungi on Friday. The injured were shifted to a hospital by Edhi ambulance service. According to rescue workers, the condition of one of the victims was said to be serious. An eyewitness told the police that the concrete pillar collapsed after being hit by a crane during the work. Several nearby shops were also damaged in the incident. Authorities were investigating the incident.–Staff Reporter –Staff Reporter

Diabetes awareness moot

Dilawar Hussain Foundation organized diabetes awareness seminar with the collaboration of National College of Business Administration & Economics (NCBA&El the other day. The speakers delivered lectures on causes of diabetes, preventive measures, benefits of early diagnosis and proper management of the disease to avoid further complications. They advised adopting healthy life style, avoiding junk food, taking balanced diet and increasing physical activity to minimize the chances of getting diabetes, a silent killer. –Staff Reporter –Staff Reporter­

IT conference from today

Pakistan Information Technology Board (PITB)’s entrepreneurship wing is holding 2-day International IT Conference here from November 11. The event will bring technology to the average Pakistani and inspire them to join the debate for the future. Intersection of history, culture and media with technology would be focused while role of technology in journalism would also be discussed to assess the impact of news on web and its monetization. It is structured around the use of technology in all aspects of life and is supposed to be a technology and culture festival to give Pakistanis an opportunity to celebrate and to initiate important discussion on the use of Technology.–APP