Initially, one Smart Village will be established each in Islamabad, Punjab, Balochistan, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and Gilgit-Baltistan.
The Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunications (MOIT&T), through Universal Service Fund (USF), launched a “Smart Village” project in four provinces, Islamabad and Gilgit-Baltistan.
The project will be funded and technically supported by the International Telecommunication Union and Huawei Technologies Pakistan. The project will set up a center equipped with modern facilities in a backward village to train the people of the area to use the facilities and also encourage them to incorporate such facilities in their daily life.
Federal Minister for IT and Telecommunication, Syed Amin Ul Haque, inaugurated the ceremony with Federal Secretary for IT and Telecommunication, Muhammad Sohail Rajput, CEO USF, Haaris Mahmood Chaudhary, Area Representative for Southeast Asia International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Dr. Ismail Shah, CEO Huawei, Mark Meng, on Wednesday.