Balochistan eyes AI to improve depts’ working

Published April 9, 2024
Balochistan Chief Minister Sarfraz Bugti presides over a provincial meeting on Monday. — Bugti’s X account
Balochistan Chief Minister Sarfraz Bugti presides over a provincial meeting on Monday. — Bugti’s X account

QUETTA: A meeting of the reforms committee set up by the Balochistan government to improve governance decided on Monday to introduce artificial intelligence technology to resolve the issue of ghost and absent government employees, including teachers and doctors.

The committee meeting, presided over by Balochistan Chief Minister Sarfraz Bugti, has directed the provincial IT department to prepare a pilot project for the purpose.

Speaking at the meeting, the chief minister said that experts in the committee should make recommendations for improving the performance of government departments and the programme should be launched from Bolan Medical College, Civil Sandman Hospital and University of Balochistan in the initial phase.

“The system for improvement in governance will be implemented in phases across the province,” the chief minister said, adding that people are suffering due to weak governance as there was a lack of trust between the people and government departments.

Published in Dawn, April 9th, 2024

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