Smart City

The Government of Punjab has realized the importance of making its cities, particularly the intermediate cities, more livable and has put the urban sector at the forefront of its national development strategy. Punjab’s Vision 2030 and Framework for Economic Growth envisage livable cities as engines of national growth and centers of economic activity, culture, and knowledge. The framework also recognized the advantage of the local governments in managing the urban development on the ground, as they are closer to the beneficiary population with an informational advantage in identifying citizens’ preferences, as well as essential flexibilities to respond rapidly to evolving city’s needs.  Under these circumstances, the government amended its constitution to decentralize the role of urban services to the provincial which will support key urban sectors including water, sanitation, and urban transport & spaces in the cities of Punjab, Pakistan.