The government of Pakistan has announced early this year to provide more than 200 WiFi hotspots. Now PITB Proudly Launches 200 Free WiFi Hotspots in Lahore, Multan and Rawalpindi. Under Digital Punjab campaign, Punjab government will introduce free Wi-Fi hotspots throughout Punjab. Currently Free hotspots will availanle in three major cities of Pakistan.
PITB Proudly Launches 200 Free WiFi Hotspots in Lahore, Multan and Rawalpindi
These hotspots are located at different educational and government institutions, public parks. Moreover different market places, hospitals, railway stations, airports and bus stations will get free WiFi
Sajjad Ghani, Director IT at PITB said about these Free WiFi hotspots.
“Users will be authenticated by their ID and mobile numbers, after which they will receive a code via SMS to connect to the internet. We will avoid data hogging by making the internet subscription time barred and are still deciding the exact duration of the subscription as well as which websites will be accessible through this Wi-Fi.”
Usually, free Wi-Fi Hotspots come with a price. Moreover, this internet is also considered not secure and causes security threats for its users. Further, Government agencies can also access the information of those WiFi users. But Ghani said,
“We will only keep time and location logs so we are able to check them incase of any terrorist activities. But browsing history and user data will not be saved or stored.”
Other cities will also get free WiFi hotspots soon. However, Punjab Government has not made any announcement yet.