Lahore will be Pakistan’s First Smart City. The success of this pilot project will pave way for more smart cities projects in Pakistan: COO Muhammad Kamran Khan
On the directions of Chief Minister Punjab, significant progress has been made in making Lahore the first smart city of Pakistan. In the first phase, Punjab Safe Cities Authority in collaboration with Nokia will launch Smart City Pilot Project at Lahore MM Alam Road and Liberty Market. In this regard, a consultative meeting was held in Punjab Safe Cities Authority headquarters where representatives from Nokia Qatar and all stake holders from Lahore attended the meeting. Chief Operating Officer Punjab Safe Cities Authority DIG Kamran Khan chaired the meeting and briefed the participants about the smart city project.
It was briefed in the meeting that the Smart City pilot project will automate smart street lights, smart Waste Management Binz and smart environment protection sensors will be installed. Nokia team also told the meeting that smart parking system will be installed in liberty parking area according to world standards. On this occasion, Chief Operating Officer Muhammad Kamran Khan said that the Lahore Smart City project would be the first of its kind in Pakistan and the success of this pilot project would pave the way for more smart city projects in Pakistan. The Nokia enterprise delegation specially came from Qatar and all other related stakeholders of the project, like Commissioner Lahore Office, Urban Unit, Lahore Waste Management Company, Ruda, Lahore Parking Company and representatives of Environment Department participated in the Meeting. It is pertinent to mention here that the Punjab Safe Cities Authority and Nokia enterprise signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the Dubai Expo 2020 earlier in November last year following which the Nokia team is visiting Pakistan to finalize the details of smart city pilot project.