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Pak city to introduce Geographic Information Systems

Karachi, Pakistan: The Government of Sindh in Pakistan is planning to introduce Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in order to help keep a close watch on the province from Karachi with respect to the activities of criminals and also to keep a tab on the performance of government officials.
For the first phase of the project, all departments have been ordered to provide the necessary information required to initiate the project that is being developed by the Sindh Information Technology department.
The same was disclosed at a meeting presided over by Adviser to Chief Minister on IT Imtiaz Ahmed Shaikh held at the Sindh Secretariat recently. Secretaries of all provincial departments attended the meeting.
In the meeting, the secretaries were asked to submit detailed information within two weeks of their departmental offices in districts, tehsils and union councils, after which phase one of the project will be carried out and presented to the Sindh Planning and Development Department for formal approval.
It was said that GIS is the most advance monitoring system in the world and will be very helpful for the poor people of the province. “The whole province can be monitored from its capital,” it was stated at the meeting.
Source: Pakistan Today