Mira Bagwal – Pakistan’s First E-Village

A remote village of Capital City Mira Bagwal has been converted into e-village, as it has been provided 2 MB Broad Band internet connection and its people have been given the facility of video conferencing to take advice from specialist doctors in case of any problem, a spokesman for the chief commissioner’s office said.

The formal inauguration of this e-village was attended by Inspector General of Police (Islamabad) Syed Kaleem Imam, Deputy Education Advisor, Ministry of Education Muhammad Ismail, Additional Director (r) FIA and Chief Coordinator Pakistan Social Association (PSA) Amar Jaffery, Uzma Umar, CEO Universal Services Fund Pervez Iftikhar and other notables of the society.

IGP Islamabad appreciated the work done by various organisations for converting this remote village into e-village and said the local people especially young generation would get benefit from this facility to improve their knowledge and sharpen their skills. The dispensary, library already working in this village through coordination of PSA would be converted by Universal Services Fund into e-dispensary and e-library while various products prepared by the children would be presented for marketing also through internet.

Amar Jaffery said this project aims to benefit the local people and make the students computer literate. “This project will help in converting this far-flung village into a modern and well-informed village,” he maintained.

Universal Services Fund CEO Pervez Iftikhar said that this village is the first village in the country converted into e-village while 300 more villages of the country would be provided internet facility on the same pattern.

Other participants also addressed on the occasion and hailed this initiative of various organisations to equip this village with modern technology. On the occasion, the IGP distributed the certificates among the students, who participated in the computer-training course arranged by PSA. He also announced to start free internship programme for the students of the area. Under this programme, the students would be invited to visit various wings of Islamabad police to learn about their functioning. Islamabad police would provide free transportation facility to such students, who want to visit its offices, the IGP said and appointed SP (City) Sajid Kiani, as the focal person to implement this programme.

Via The News

  • Faizy

    Good work guys but 300 is not enough at this time we have to implement this on 1000 of villages as we see PTCL exchanges are available in almost every village and if we dont have any exchange we have to use wireless on last mile…

  • We desperately need DSL in our town. Is there any channel to raise our voice?

  • 2 MB and video conferencing with smooth speed. Looks impossible. They should have given a T1 line. I hope it really works.

  • Faizy

    My friend fahd murtaza T1 line is 1.44Mbps…???video conferencing required not more than 900Kbps smooth…so 2Mbps is too much for that…

    • Faizy

      T1=1.544Mbps sorry 5 is missing

  • Navy

    Above all, we need electricity first to run the e-village ! :)

  • Aamir Farooq Abbasi

    good work usf from Maira Begwal islamabad beside a village

  • Raza Haider

    Great job by PSA chairman Mr Ammar Jafri. Such projects can change the destiny of villages and thus of pakistani nation…I request the NGOs to come forward and assist this project in execution as well as for sustainability…
    Well done PSA and Keep it up…

  • @Faizy: Read what Navy says, lol.