Upcoming Arrival of Ultra-Fast Gigabit Fiber Internet in 11 Pakistani Cities

Pakistan is set to witness the introduction of ultra-fast gigabit fiber internet in eleven cities soon. The documents, which outline the Public Sector Development Project (PDSP) budget for the years 2022-2024, provide details on ongoing and upcoming projects under the Ministry of Planning, Development, and Special Initiatives. 

Specifically, the Information Technology and Telecom Division’s scheme aims to expand Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON) Fiber to the Home (FTTH) services to eleven cities, thereby bringing super-fast gigabit internet to a wider population.

The government has allocated a budget of Rs. 800 million for this initiative, with no foreign aid involved. Additionally, an additional sum of Rs. 50 million is set to be allocated to the project during 2023-2024. 

While it may take some time before the gigabit fiber internet project comes to fruition, these government efforts reflect a commitment to advancing the country’s digital infrastructure and promoting technological progress across various sectors.

The government’s focus on the IT sector extends beyond this project. These include the establishment of four new knowledge parks, the development of a technology park, the implementation of an online recruitment system for the Federal Public Service Commission (FPSC), the creation of smart offices for Federal Ministries and Departments, and the expansion of broadband services in Kashmir and Gilgit, among numerous other initiatives.