Punjab government launches free wifi in five cities

Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif termed the service a step towards digitalising the province.

punjab wifiLAHORE: The Punjab government has launched free internet service (wifi hotspot) at over 200 points in five cities of the province.

Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif formally opened the free internet service for Lahore, Rawalpindi, Faisalabad, Multan, Bahawalpur and Murree at a ceremony held at Arfa Kareem Software Technology Park by pressing a button here on Wednesday.

He termed the service a step towards digitalising the province.

He said the old system of patwaris had been replaced with the Land Record Information Management System to the relief of the people. “The credit for the project launched with the cooperation of the World Bank goes to the Punjab government team.”

Shahbaz said all police stations had also been computerised and FIR registration process made paper free and difficult to manipulate. He lauded former IGP Mushtaq Sukhera’s role in the police stations computerisation and hoped that the new IGP would carry on his legacy.

He recalled the positive use of IT for dengue epidemic control and termed it a great lesson to follow the model in all fields of life. The chief minister said new campus of the IT University would be established on Bedian Road within a year.

Here, it is important to mention that in many parts of Khyber Pashtunkhwa province under PTI led government and Pashtun’s tribal areas (Fata) under the control of Islamabad are, so far, neither provided mobile services nor internet facilities.


One comment

  1. Reza Khan Yousufzai

    Show Baz Punjabi as Asif Zardar rightly calls this trickster and fraudster of Punjab.
    He is excellent at hoodwinking the noon suspecting with window dressing.
    Just like he kept the Pashtun refugees out of Punjab by hoodwinking them
    by being first to hand out checks to block them afterwards. This man who now claim
    to be super efficient could not protect Pashtun students as Napakistani students assaulted
    them neither could he prevent the assault on Pashtun day labourers who have been driven out
    of their land by Punjabi Napakistani occupation forces in Fata and Northern Pashtunkhwa.
    He is a big farce and should be viewed as such. Howvere the PTI who purportedly claim to serve
    Pashtun need to learn a lesson from this trickster as he is always first on any scene where he can
    steal and loot the other ethnicities to siphone off their wealth to the benefit of Punjabi Fascist and cronies.He is a true greedy shark.

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