Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) signed a pact for Integrated Communication Technology (ICT) services and infrastructure development with DHA City Karachi (DCK) yesterday.
The collaboration is being done in order to develop DHA City Karachi as the inaugural Smart City of Pakistan.
President and CEO PTCL, Walid Irshad, expressed his views by saying “We feel privileged to spread the circle of our association and collaboration with Defence Housing Authority. This strategic connection is done to fulfill the higher bandwidth and telecommunications requirements of country’s first smart city”.
“PTCL will create enhanced physical and digital facilities for the natives of DHA City Karachi that offers suitable ICT solutions in an authentic and sustainable scheme and upgrades the overall standard of life”.
DHA Administrator, Brig Muhammad Abdullah praised PTCL for joining hands with DHA in creating the first-ever Smart City project of Pakistan. He commented that this auspicious occasion was yet another milestone in developing DHA City Karachi more like a planned, well maintained and ideal city of global repute. He emphasized that DHA would leave no stone upturned to make sure that the dream of a Smart City comes true.
Brig Abdullah added that with the recent developments of DHA City Karachi, we are entering a new phase of luxury and modernity where people would cherish their lives with lifestyle of international standards. He mentioned that the recent ICT networks and technologies offer a plethora of opportunities in designing DCK more maintained by giving real-time stats and information to the natives, stakeholders and service providers.
Director DCK also added that ICT services will also be utilized for administration of urban needs of Smart City such as monitoring, disaster relief management and e-surveillance. He termed the physically designed infrastructure as the skeleton, the communications’ solution as the nerves & veins and planned overlay as muscles and organs which would develop the city to breathe and make movements in a clear manner.
A big number of PTCL and DHA staff were present at this occasion.