ISLAMABAD (BMZ REPORT )
Centre for Peace and Development Initiatives (CPDI) has successfully launched websites of 5 district Governments in Punjab during first quarter of 2014. Remaining district websites will also be launched in the upcoming phases. Talking to media Syed Kausar Abbas, Program Manager of Centre for Peace and Development Initiatives (CPDI) told that CPDI has launched the websites of districts governments in 5 Districts of Punjab. These districts include Jhelum, Rahim Yar Khan, Muzaffar Garh, Lodhran and Chakwal. Now citizens can access to information of the public departments by logging in to www.jhelum.gop.pk, www.rahimyarkhan.gop.pk, www.muzaffargarh.gop.pk, www.lodhran.gop.pk, www.chakwal.gop.pk . He said that the purpose of launching websites is to share the day to day updates with citizens and to share updates information with the citizens. Kausar Abbas said that this is a step towards the transparency in the affairs of public departments at district level. He said that CPDI initiated the project of website development of the district governments of Punjab to facilitate them to introduce the concept of e-governance at district level. He also told that the websites are handed over to district governments and now they are responsible to update the regular information on the website of district government. Kausar Abbas said that the district governments should put all the public relevant information on the website to promote public participation and as well as promote transparency in the process of district governments. He also urged the District Coordination Officers to regularly monitor and update the websites of district government to share maximum information with citizens.