No water, but Sindh government promises free WiFi for thirsty Karachi

Sindh Information Minister Sharjeel Memon announces that street lights in the province will be upgraded with LEDs

Hafeez Tunio June 04, 2015
The free wifi will be integrated in updated street lights.. PHOTO: AFP

KARACHI: Karachi may currently be thirsting for water, but the Sindh government hopes that the provision of free WiFi would help.

Sindh Minister for Information and Local Government Sharjeel Inam Memon on Thursday announced that the street lights in Karachi will be updated with LEDs and free WiFi connectivity for the public.

Memon inaugurated a sports complex in Landhi on Thursday which had been lying incomplete for a number of years. The minister said the PPP government had spent Rs120 million completing it to provide the public indoor and outdoor sports facilities. He advised the youth to indulge in healthy sporting activities.

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The minister added that the government plans to undertake more mega projects in the city, announcing a street lights upgradation programme in the megalopolis which will replace bulbs with modern LED systems and CCTV cameras. He added that this LED system will also allow a free internet and WiFi system for the public.

The move follows a similar announcement by the Punjab government earlier this year.

He said government had decided to handover 10 KMC schools and six hospitals and dispensaries to businessmen to run and provide better facilities to the people.

The Administrator KMC Saqib Soomro, MPA Syed Khalid Ahmed and district ZMC Administrator Ms Quratulain also present on the occasion.


Bairooni Haath | 9 years ago | Reply Marie Antoinette would have been proud "Let them drink WiFi".
Jehanzeb Mahar | 9 years ago | Reply Lol. Nobody dares surfing internet on his mobile phone while walking outside in Karachi
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