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Tech-savvy Punjab: CM approves free public Wi-Fi across province

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    LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif gave on Thursday approval for free of charge public Wi-Fi facility across the province.

    While presiding over a high-level meeting, the chief minister gave approval to various important measures for the promotion of information technology in the province.

    According to the Khadim-e-Punjab Metro Wi-Fi Network Programme, free of charge Wi-Fi will be provided at important educational institutions, hospitals, railway stations, airports, metro bus routes and bus stands, among other places.

    Addressing the meeting, the chief minister said that the Metro Wi-Fi Network Programme will begin from Multan, Rawalpindi and Lahore, and eventually expand.

    The purpose of this programme is to promote education in the province with the help of modern technology.

    The chief minister also approved a proposal to provide tablets to teachers of mathematics and science subjects from Class-VI to X. Students of Class V to VIII of public sector schools who obtain prominent positions in annual examinations will also be given tablets.

    Shahbaz added that the Punjab Information Technology Board has also started the programme of digitalisation of textbooks with the cooperation of Punjab Textbooks Board.

    “Punjab government has digitalised all science and mathematics textbooks from Grade 6 to 10, while CDs of the books have also been produced.