First visit to the Lahore Technology Park

January 20, 2012 at 10:19 pm 11 comments

On 11th January Badar Khushnood, Haris Nadeem and I made our way to the new Lahore Technology Park (now renamed the Arfa Karim Technology Park) on Ferozepur Road. The idea was to check out the Auditorium, the multimedia projection system, the wifi and the sound system to ensure that everything was in good shape for the Interactive Session on “How to Stay Safe Online” that was scheduled for the next day.

Why were we concerned? Well, this would be the first event to take place at this new Technology Park and Dr. Umar Saif, the Chairman of the Punjab IT Board, Fasih Mehta the PITB Program Manager and their team had been working 24×7 to make sure that the venue was ready for us in time for the event.

We needn’t have worried though. Everything was in perfect shape thanks to the great team at PITB. After checking out the Auditorium we went up to Dr. Umar Saif’s office to chit-chat and discuss the program for the next day. The view of Lahore from his office is absolutely breathtaking. You have to see it to believe it!  The official opening of the Arfa Karim Technology Park will take place in the next couple of weeks. P@SHA will have an office there and I hope that it will soon be populated with a large number of IT companies. Umar Saif has lots of other plans for it but more on that later. Just wanted to share the first few pictures of what looks like a top class facility.

Oh by the way, if you are wondering why Badar is playing cowboy, it was cold in Lahore and he tied a scarf round his throat. Haris and I didn’t remind him to remove it when the photo was taken. 🙂

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11 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Saad Hamid  |  January 20, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    Lol wow! this is Pakistan? :O

    • 2. Haris Nadeem  |  January 25, 2012 at 2:20 am

      I told you to join us for this event! 😛

  • 3. samghauri  |  January 20, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    Certainly is an impressive facility. Do hope services and occupancy here is better than AIwan-e-Iqbal !!!

  • 4. Irfan Ahmad  |  January 20, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    Mashallah! Impressive.

  • 5. Talal Masood  |  January 20, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    This is amazingly a good place to start an office, yes it is expensive, but the reason behind it is due to all the facilities one get under a single roof. Multiple Internet connections, power backup, car parking, huge offices. I am glad that Pakistan has state of the art buildings now.

  • 6. ansar  |  January 20, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    Looks like an excellent facility. Do you have more photographs?

  • 7. Nadeem Ahsan  |  January 21, 2012 at 6:46 am

    World Class. One word to describe this facility. We should aim to create more such facilities in Multan, Faisalabad, RahimyarKhan, Mianwali, Sialkot, Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Jhung, Raiwind and other Punjabi cities showcasing how Punjab could become a world class IT Corridor.

  • 8. erumsuchistan  |  January 21, 2012 at 10:10 am

    amazing! thxs for sharing positive picture of Pakistan. Hope to see more such glimpses 🙂 and wish all the best who are contributing to the progress of our country and its people

  • 9. Fazal Ashfaq  |  January 21, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    Thank you for sharing this Jehan Ara.

    Was just wondering who would be the person to get in touch with to inquire about renting office space?


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  • 11. Rizwan  |  July 30, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    i would also open a branch there, as Cleantouch Software


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