A meeting under the chair of Secretary Labour Ahmad Javed Qazi was held here in labour department to review the IT based initiatives. Director General Labour Welfare Faisal Nisar, Additional Director Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) Saima Sheikh, Director Reforms Punjab Employees Social Security Institution (PESSI) Dr. Fatima attended the meeting. Additional Director PITB Saima Sheikh briefed the secretary about the features and working of the mobile application. Secretary asked the officers to expedite the process of converting the whole department on automation with minimal human intervention. He said that shops, small businesses and establishments would be registered through the mobile application and an online registration certificate bearing QR code would be issued to the shopkeepers. Labour officer could verify the certificate issued by Labour department through QR code scanner. “We are trying to provide facilitation in the life citizens by the help of Information Technology. Department has initiated many I.T based projects for the betterment of Labour and Business community. PESSI is collecting about 75 percent of social security contribution through online banking from the Employers, he added. Secretary Labour said “we were moving towards digital Punjab with the help of PITB. New IT Initiatives are enhancing the working capacity of our Officers and ensuring the transparency in administrative matters.” The secretary commended the efforts of labour department for recovering 200 acre land in Quaid e Azam Business Park Sheikhupura from illegal occupants. He said that 123 flats, situated in Labour Colony Defence Road Lahore, had also been recovered and hands over to original allottees.