CM Punjab Directs the Building of Arfa Karim Tower-II


During a pivotal meeting convened in Lahore on Tuesday, Punjab’s Chief Minister, Maryam Nawaz, gave the go-ahead for the construction of Arfa Karim Tower-II, a towering 21-story edifice slated to grace the provincial capital’s skyline.

The session saw the Chief Minister briefed extensively on the progress of the Information Technology, Education, and Film City Project in Lahore. Notable companies such as Microsoft, Oracle, and others expressed keen interest in contributing to the development of the IT City, a fact that was duly conveyed to Maryam Nawaz by officials.

In a strategic move to bolster Punjab’s IT sector, Maryam Nawaz directed officials to reach out to prominent IT firms in China, urging them to establish offices within the province. She assured them of lucrative business opportunities within the burgeoning IT landscape of the proposed IT City.

In addition to greenlighting the Lahore Knowledge Park (LKP) and IT City projects, CM Maryam also sanctioned a pilot initiative for free Wi-Fi connectivity across Lahore. She emphasized the prioritization of locations such as educational institutions, airports, railway stations, and bus terminals for the deployment of this service.

The rollout of free Wi-Fi is slated to commence at ten key locations within Lahore over the next fortnight, with ambitious plans for expansion to encompass 516 sites in the near future.

Furthermore, the Chief Minister was briefed on ambitious plans to establish campuses for internationally renowned universities within the ambit of Education City Lahore.

In a related development, CM Maryam also announced Punjabi as a compulsory subject in schools, reaffirming the government’s commitment to promoting the cultural heritage of Punjab.

Related: CM Maryam Announces Punjabi as School Subject

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