Punjab government approved the provision of free public Wifi access to the province. According to the sources, free WIFI will be made available at important educational institutions, hospitals, railway stations, airports, metro bus routes and bus stands and others. these orders have been given by the Punjab Chief Minister, Shahbaz Sharif. This project will be implemented in Multan, Rawalpindi and Lahore.
The project will be later expanded to other areas of Punjab as well and free Wifi access will be granted to other areas also. This project has been launched in order to promote information technology in Punjab and promote education with the help of modern technology. Shahbaz sharif also stated that the Punjab Information Technology Board has also started the programme of digitalization of textbooks with the cooperation of Punjab tectbooks Board.
Under this new project, some of the science and mathematics textbooks from grade 6 to 10 have been digitalized. CDs of the books have also been produced.