LAHORE - Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said that promotion of information technology is the need of the hour for speedy development of the province. He said use of IT could help in capacity-building and improving the performance of government departments to in turn provide better facilities to the people. He issued instructions for setting up a special committee headed by Chief Secretary to review and submit recommendations regarding implementation of the roadmap presented for the establishment of e-govt in the province. The committee will submit its report within a month. The CM said this while presiding over a meeting of IT Board here Monday. The CM said the use of IT and establishment of e-govt will not only check registration of fake FIRs but also bring change in Thana culture and eliminate terrorism. He said that an amount of Rs6b has been allocated for the provision of free medicines in hospitals and the use of information technology will help collect data about the stock of medicines and their use. He directed the authorities concerned to set up a subcommittee for the promotion of information technology in the province. The chief minister said departments should work with devotion and dedication regarding establishment of e-govt. He described the delay in Land Record Computerization Project as criminal negligence and said no progress was made regarding implementation of this project under the tenure of the previous government despite utilization of huge resources. He said Punjab govt had devised a comprehensive strategy to complete this project by 2012. Earlier, Chairman Punjab Information Technology Board presented the roadmap regarding the establishment of e-government. He said that better facilities would be available to people through e-citizen service, which will also save their precious time. He said that admissions will be made online in professional educational institutions and the people will also benefit from the promotion of e-government in other depts. Secretaries of various departments and participants of the meeting gave their suggestions regarding establishment of e-govt. Transfered, posted Inspector General of Police Punjab Tariq Saleem Dogar ordered the transfer and posting of two police officers on Monday. Muhammad Asif Ansari, DSP (PP/BS-17), awaiting posting, has been transferred and posted as Superintendent of Police, Special Branch, Punjab, in his own pay and scale. Athar Ismail Amjad (PSP/BS-18), Addl SP Sialkot, has been transferred to police headquarters, Punjab in his own pays and scale.