After Islamabad, Lahore is also going to become part of the Safe City initiative. This was confirmed after Huawei Pakistan recently won the bid for the project in Punjab and held discussions with Punjab CM Shehbaz Sharif over the same.
The Safe City project is expected to roll out high-grade surveillance solution for the city of Lahore, helping law-enforcement authorities in curbing crime, and in improving governance as well.
Huawei, the Chinese telecoms and hardware giant, was adjudged the lowest bidder for the Lahore Safe City Project after a successful bidding process. CM Sharif also invited them to introduce out a low-cost health IT solution in one of the District HQs out of 36 in Punjab as part of their corporate social responsibility efforts.
About the Lahore Safe City Project
The Safe City project will connect Lahore by way of high-grade surveillance cameras with facial recognition software. The cameras will be connected via 4G technology, allowing them to transmit CCTV footage to control rooms that monitor video feeds from these cameras,
They can prove to be instrumental in controlling the crime rate in the cultural capital of Pakistan and help law-enforcement agencies monitor criminal, terrorist and suspect elements.
A similar system is also in operation in Islamabad and you can read all about it here.
About Huawei Healthcare Solution
By leveraging the benefits of ICT and connecting them with the healthcare sector, Huawei’s ehealth platform can help medical professionals here save more lives than ever. This system can help medical organizations and practitioners use data to collaborate, share, treat and process medical service solutions by way of:
- Remote HD video,
- remote surgery demonstration,
- medical video on-demand,
- and remote doctor visits.
Essentially, it can help bring the Pakistani healthcare sector up to 21st century standards. Huawei has been invited to set up the initiative in the first DHQ for free.
CM Punjab has indicated that if the eHealthcare solution by Huawei proves to be good in Lahore, the company will be given the go-ahead to expand it to other cities in the province as well. We hope that other provincial authorities are taking notes, be it for the Safe City initiative (especially for Karachi and Quetta) or the eHealth venture.
Given how Punjab is making rapid progress in numerous spheres, the people’s representatives from other provinces have their work cut out for them. From a security point of view, a venture like Safe City is essential in curbing increasing incidents of crime and terrorism.