The Punjab govt has decided to restore free Wi-Fi service in the province’s public areas. The decision was taken during a Friday meeting.
According to a statement from the Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB), the department has received directives in this respect, and work on the project will begin soon.
He stated that free Wi-Fi will be available in all of the province’s major cities, including Lahore.
The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government launched the initiative in 2017, and it already has over 200 Wi-Fi hotspots throughout Lahore, Multan, and Rawalpindi. It included railway and metro stations, airports, colleges, and universities, among other public areas.
The project was halted in January 2021 by the previous government of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), which said it was proving to be a white elephant for the provincial finances.
It said that the project was costing Rs. 195 million annually, causing a heavy dent in the exchequer.