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Smart Cop on the Beat

Smart Cop on the Beat

Dr. Haider Ashraf is the deputy inspector general (DIG) operations, Lahore. He also serves as a commander of the Punjab Police’s Integrated Command, Control and Communication (PPIC3) system recently established under the Punjab Safe Cities Authority. He is credited with pioneering technological …Continue reading

Hotspot: Punjab

A public-private partnership makes Punjab’s free Wi-Fi hotspots possible. The Punjab government has launched free Wi-Fi hotspots across the province. Behind this ambitious venture is Wifigen, a startup which made the project possible. The company provides free Wi-Fi to customers in exchange …Continue reading

Disappearing Forests

Pakistan’s forests are no longer what they used to be. At the time of partition, the country’s forest cover stood at 33 percent. By 1990, Pakistan’s forest cover had declined to 3.3 percent. Fast forward another quarter of a century, to 2015, …Continue reading

Building Smart Cities in Pakistan

The concept of a “Smart City” is a relatively new one in the realm of modern day urban development and is being adopted by different cities in the world in the pursuit to serve their citizens in the best possible manner. Simply, …Continue reading

Introducing Smart Policing

A man enters a hotel and approaches the front desk to book a room. The front desk agent asks for his identity. While his room is being processed and keys arranged, his particulars (as per his computerized identity card), are searched through …Continue reading

The Power of Connectivity

Building smart cities in Pakistan: a way forward. The smart city movement seems to be sweeping Pakistan. There is an ongoing debate about it in both government and private sector circles. The Government of Pakistan believes that to keep pace with a fast-changing and developing …Continue reading

Changing the Way You Ride

The success story of Pakistan’s first rapid mass transit bus project. Urban transport is a political and not a technical issue,” remarks Enrique Peñalosa, mayor of Bogota, Colombia. “The technical aspects are very simple. The difficult decisions relate to who benefits from …Continue reading

Lahore Cleans up Its Act

A smart city promises quality of life to its residents by effectively and efficiently managing its solid waste. Efficient management of waste—one of the most important byproducts of an urban lifestyle—is an essential element when we talk about smart cities. With growing …Continue reading

Energy Efficient Appliances – Missing Link in Power Sector Regeneration Puzzle

Domestic consumers have overtime become the biggest users of energy supplied through the national grid. Their share in energy consumption has gone up from 10% in 1970 to 43% in 2010. The share of industrial users has gone down in the same …Continue reading

Punjab to Combat Women Harassment Through Technology

Women will soon be able to use a smartphone application to report harassment along with their exact geographic location to the police. An android application is being developed by the Punjab Safe Cities Authority (PSCA) in collaboration with the Punjab Commission on …Continue reading

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