Aims at not only modernizing the governance techniques through transparency induced
methods but also at increasing the digital literacy of the citizens among many other services.
Providing efficient & effective solutions that have positively
impacted many sectors of the Province.
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Chairman, PITB

Azfar has twenty five plus years of diverse experience in public and private sector as well as an entrepreneur. He started his professional journey from United States where after finishing his education from MIT he briefly taught their and also worked for various multinational companies in ICT domain before deciding to come back. In Pakistan he was the founding member and CEO of two startup technology companies, one in the software and other in the internet / telecom domain. Later he decided to join the Civil Service of Pakistan and is now part of Pakistan Administrative Service. His public sector career spans over eighteen years including field assignments and secretariat positions in planning & development, finance, and social sectors in NWFP & Punjab provinces.

He also sits on the boards of the Universal Service Fund and is also the Regional Chair in Pakistan for Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

His passion is to use his IT and Telecom experience in public sector to improve service delivery and create an impact in the life of common citizens.

Hold a BS and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA and an MBA from LUMS, Pakistan. Is also member of Tau Beta Pi, National Engineering Honor Society USA and Eta Kappa Nu, National EE & CS Honor Society USA.

Director General (IT Operations)

Having more than 17 years of industry experience and a veteran in the field of Information Technology, Faisal Yousaf is driving major IT initiatives as Director General (IT Operations) in Punjab Information Technology Board. After completing his formal education in Computer Sciences Yousaf started working at Netsol as a Software Engineer. Later he joined Punjab Government services as Project Director and also had the opportunity of being the CTO of Chief Minister Secretariat Punjab. A keen strategist, planner and implementer, Yousaf has tremendously helped the industry flourish in Punjab through his devoted and skillful management. His sturdy leadership qualities and remarkable negotiation skills makes him one of the most impactful business technology executive of the industry.

His current portfolio focuses on Digital Payments Landscape, Smart City Solutions, Technology Interventions in Law and Order, Automation in Agriculture Economy, Transport Sector and Operations of Arfa Software Technology Park. He can be reached on Twitter

Director General (e-Governance)

With over 17 years of experience in both private and public organizations, Sajid Latif brings with him extensive knowledge and understanding of how the Government functions. His guidance and mentorship helps us find our way through complex governmental procedures smoothly. He holds a Master in Computer Science from Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan and has also been in the academia as a visiting faculty in various colleges.

Director General (IT Solutions)

Waqar N. Qureshi is an IT industry veteran with over 25 years of local and international experience in IT management, software development, and large-scale rollout of globally-proven ICT solutions. He has successfully spearheaded several important information technology initiatives for Education, Health, Transport, Livestock, and Agriculture sectors - including the provisioning of e-citizen services, automated fare collection systems, and m-governance applications.
 
Prior to joining PITB, he has held leading IT management positions at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Pakistan, United Technologies Carrier, UAE, and Vroom Technologies, USA. He has a double-major in computer science and economics.

General Manager (IT)

Burhan Rasool is an IT & e-Governance expert working with PITB since November 2011 and leads the Software Engineering Wing of PITB as a General Manager. His role is, in many ways, similar to that of a Chief Technologist, responsible for devising cutting edge, customized technology solutions for clients (Government Departments) for data driven decision making, effective operational and strategic management. His role has been significant in driving IT based reforms especially in the health, education and law & order sectors.
He has served as the Project Director of ‘Computerization of Police Stations in Punjab’. Notably, the systems developed for Punjab Police have been replicated in Sindh and Baluchistan.  He is presently driving the deployment of Seibel based ‘Case Flow Management System’ at the Lahore High Court. The system aims at radically transforming the work regimen at LHC, ensuring faster case disposal and improved service delivery.
His outstanding contributions in the realm of IT based reforms in the public sector have earned him accolades. Chief Minister Punjab conferred on him the ‘Innovation Hero Award’ for his role in developing the (smartphones based) monitoring platform that helped a great deal in controlling the dengue epidemic of 2012. The same platform is now being used widely in multiple public offices of Punjab to monitor their field staff.
Burhan Rasool has been in the vanguard in promoting adoption of technology in public sector involving up skilling, digitization, automation and business process re-engineering. In August 2016, he was honored with ‘Young Development Leader’ Award by Federal Planning Commission, Government of Pakistan for his commendable role in public sector reforms through technology.
In September 2018, he was selected by the Prime Minister of Pakistan as a member of his Task Force on Austerity & Restructuring Government. He can be reached on Twitter

Additional Director General (Administration)

He is having 20 years of vast experience in administration and senior level management. He is experienced and skillful in the start-up and leadership of new organizations with management experience in the strategic planning, staffing, budgeting, resource allocation and leadership of administrative field, maintenance, training and logistics. He has been handling the procurement, control, management and supervision of operations and maintenance of entire fleet of transport. He has been involved at different levels in close coordination, building government relations, media projection, planning and implementation of Corporate Social Responsibility Projects.

Additional Director General (Citizen Facilitation Services)

Muhammad Waseem Bhatti is a Computer Science alumnus being a Master in Software Engineering. He is also Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) & Oracle E-Business Suite R12 Supply Chain Certified Expert Consultant. A C-Suite transformational leader and change architect with vision of foreseeing the future value. The logician and visionary behind successful series of programs and Information Technology interventions.

Additional Director General (e-Government Applications)

Saflain Haider, a graduate from Kingston University, holds an extensive experience of managerial roles at leading enterprises of Pakistan and the United Kingdom. Haider, an innovator and out of the box thinker, maintains a track record of successful projects throughout his career. He has been leading the e-Government Application team at Punjab IT Board with his profound strategic planning, corporate branding, project management and business analytical skills since April 2010. e-government has flourished from this visionary’s leadership, being the reason for his promotion from Joint Director (e-Governance Applications) to Director (e-Government Applications).

Additional Director General (Training and Development)

Saima Shaikh, a Master’s in Computer Science from Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), holds a diverse working experience of 15 plus years in both corporate and education sector. She started her professional career as an entrepreneur laying the foundation of LumenSoft Technologies. Later she diverted towards academia and headed the Computer Science Department of Kinnaird College for Women. During her strong academic career, she also worked as an Adjunct Faculty at LUMS. Further, she has been delivering lectures on ICT and e-Governance to Senior Civil Servants since 2001.

Saima Shaikh joined PITB in June 2010, and ever since she has successfully led some key projects like Punjab Law Portal, the establishment of Microsoft Innovation Centre in Lahore, and Oracle certifications through IT Training Academy. Besides many other major projects, Saima Shaikh, is managing the Online Web Presence of Punjab Government departments; various IT trainings, conferences & workshops; and numerous development projects of the Punjab Government.

With her devotion and commitment, she is also providing constant support to different Federal Departments. The Hajj Management System, another jewel in her crown, has been praised and adopted internationally.

 

Additional Director General (IT Infrastructure)

Sajjad has more than 13 years experience in IT industry with an extensive expertise in Designing and Implementations of an Enterprise IT Infrastructures, Datacentre with best of the breed and cost effective solutions. He has hands-on experience of IT Systems, Business Process Automation, Cloud based Infrastructure, Dynamic Datacentre, Security Infrastructure tools & technologies, Enterprise Monitoring solutions,and information assets for diverse companies and organisations.

He delivered more than 50 trainings to different organisations. He holds high level Datacentre (CDCP), Microsoft (MCT, MCITP, MCTS), Infrastructure Library (ITIL v3), Storage and Project Management Certifications and Trainings.

Director (Software Engineering)

Adil Iqbal Khan has 12 years experience of software engineering and technology reforms in public and private sector.

He is leading the software development team at PITB that aims at improving performance of Health, Education,  Agriculture & other departments. He is one of the key members of Police Technology Reforms Project recently scaled across Punjab.

Prior to joining PITB, Adil worked as Data Integration Consultant at Teradata, Assistant Manager at Mobilink and Software Engineer at Techlogix. Adil holds BS(CS) degree from FAST-NU Lahore and MS(CS) degree from Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). Adil can be reached on Twitter and LinkedIn.

 

 

Director (Human Resources)

Mr. Ahmed Adeel is heading HR Wing of PITB. This promising individual has more than 14 years of experience in the areas of Human Resource Management, HR Information Systems deployment and HR & Manpower analysis. He has done MBA (HR) and has served numerous prestigious organizations including Lahore University of Management Sciences – LUMS. Adeel has helped in refining and streamlining various HR processes and under his leadership HR Wing is providing HR Related operational and strategic support to multiple projects executed by PITB.

His expertise are in developing HR processes and embed policies and procedures into Information Systems. He is working on various HR related initiatives including deployment of HRIS that will make HR related information readily available and will automate various HR processes.

 

Director (Development & Procurement)

As Director at PITB, Ata is heading Development & Procurement wing. He holds Master degree in Business Administration with concentration on Technology Management. Ata brings with him more than a decade of experience working with Federal Government and donors such as the World Bank and DFID. Ata has helped us to reform our procurement process and manage development portfolio of ADP schemes worth 10 billion rupees.

As a public management professional, Ata has got extensive knowledge and experience of public procurement and public sector projects funded by international development organizations. Besides leading Development & Procurement team; he is also working on E-procurement project, aimed to automate Government procurements at state level in collaboration with PPRA and the World Bank.

Director (E-Government Services)

Hasnain Iqbal is presently working as a Director at PITB leading the flagship Punjab Government Program, Citizen Feedback Monitoring Program (CFMP). The province wide program aims at improving public service delivery using citizen feedback and facilitate officials in evidence based decision making. CFMP was included by World Bank in its Innovation Report 2018 as one of the 15 initiatives globally that have successfully improved service delivery through the use of technology.

 

 

 

Director (Audit)

Irtaza Hashmat is leading the Internal Audit wing of Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB), Government of the Punjab as Director Audit. He is performing advisory role for multiple projects executed by PITB related to various departments of Government of the Punjab. Hashmat has diverse experience of working in public as well as private sector, of more than 13 years in the field of Audit and Finance. He is an Associate Forensic Auditor (AFA), Certified Internal Control Auditor (CICA), Certified Financial Consultant (CFC), Certified Forensic & Audit Analyst (CFrA), Master of Business Administration (MBA), and partly qualified Cost & Management Accountant.
Besides managing the Internal Audit Wing, Hashmat is also looking after the legal wing of PITB in coordination with legal advisors of PITB.

Director (Entrepreneurship)

Mr. Salman Amin carry a rich and extensive experience in strategic and operational leadership role in both private and public sectors. The diversity and depth of his experience in multiple and complex industries within and outside Pakistan span over twenty one years.  Throughout his career he’s lead teams managing projects in the field of Financial Services, ICT & Telecom, Management Consulting and ICT4D.

Chief Financial Officer / Secretary to Board

Nadia Riaz comes from a diverse academic and professional background. Her professional experience expands over a time span of ten year. She has been a part of some of the best local and multi-national organizations. After graduating from UET Lahore, she diverted her expertise towards the finance industry upon completing her MBA degree with majors in Finance from Lahore University of Management Sciences. Her areas of work and interest are corporate finance, risk management and private equity. Today, she is benefitting Punjab IT Board with her intuitive proficiency as the Chief Financial Officer.

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