Punjab and Huawei inaugurate Lahore Safe City Project
Lahore: January 8 th , 2018 –The Chief Minister of Punjab – Mian Shehbaz Sharif
recently chaired an inauguration ceremony for the Punjab Police Integrated
Command, Control & Communication Center (PPIC3) Lahore Project. Also in
attendance at the ceremony were the Deputy Chairman and Rotating CEO of
Huawei Guo Ping, Minister for Law & Parliamentary Affairs Punjab Rana Sanaullah
Khan, Minister for Counter Terrorism Punjab Lt. Col. Ayub Khan, Minister for Sports
& Youth Affairs Punjab Jahangir Khanzada, as well as foreign ambassadors,
ministers, and police officers.
The PPIC3 project has been planned, designed, and implemented by Huawei, and
covers a wide range of municipal works including CCTV cameras across the whole
city, E-challan & Red Light Monitoring System, and Automatic License Plate
Recognition System. The project will also involve the deployment of more than 600
police communication posts, and a platform comprised of 25 different software
products. The project will protect the safety and security of citizens and their
properties, while also playing a role in counter terrorism surveillance.
Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif thanked the project team for their dedication, including
international contractors like Huawei. Sharif said that the project had brought Lahore
to the next level, making the city comparable to many top-tier cities in the Middle
East, Europe, and Russia.
Modern life depends on the smooth integration of technology into society. The
infrastructure provided by Huawei through the project is not just for public safety; it
will also bring greater connectivity to the health and education fields. Work in five of
six divisions in Lahore has now been completed. Work in Cantt, the remaining
divisions, is set to be completed by January 31, 2018. The project will be scaled up
to six cities in Punjab, out of which three are already in the procurement stage. All six
cities will be interconnected for a safer Punjab.
During his speech, Guo Ping congratulated Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif and the
people of Punjab on the successful inauguration of the PPIC3 Lahore project.Guo
said, "This project has significantly improved Lahore's security and emergency
management capabilities. It is a key milestone on this city's path to becoming a safe
city, and eventually a smart city. We will soon enter an intelligent world. In this world,
all things will be able to sense, all things will be connected, and all things will be
intelligent. Huawei is committed to bringing digital to every person, home and
organization to help build a fully connected, intelligent world."
Guo continued, "In terms of scale, functionality, and technology, the Lahore project is
one of the largest projects in the industry. We faced tremendous challenges.
However, by working closely with the Punjab government, we managed to overcome
these challenges and created many leading safe city practices, including theLTE-A
mission critical broadband communications system, theIntegrated Communication
Platform (ICP), and theend-to- end disaster recovery system. The most powerful
license plate and facial recognition system is also deployed in the city."
The Inspector General of Police and other honorable guests also spoke at the