Telenor Pakistan and National Highways & Motorway Police explore areas of collaboration for improving governance through technology

By Team BitBol,

Telenor Pakistan and National Highways & Motorway Police (NH&MP) have
come together in order to highlight the role of technology and explore various avenues for
introduction of latest technologies towards uplifting governance for public safety and benefit. CEO
Telenor Pakistan, Irfan Wahab Khan addressed higher officials and officer of NHMP led by Inspector
General NH&MP Dr. Syed Kaleem Imam in a webinar organized by NH&MP. The session focused on
the various new and upcoming trends in technology for governance and how these advancements
can aid improved and efficient systems and processes.
There has been accelerated digitalization of governance bodies particularly law enforcement across
the world in the past few years. Pakistan is catching up with increased digital literacy amongst the
masses and now there exists a need to automate and digitalize governance systems for efficient and
transparent operations.
“Pakistan has been through a journey of digital evolution since the start of this century and now
with over 79% cellular teledensity, it is ready to take the next leap. Technology is the biggest
equalizer and with the pace at which it is evolving, it is crucial for public sector to adapt and reap its
benefits. Telenor is well invested in Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Blockchain and e-
Payments and other modern-day technologies which hold great promise for improving efficiencies
and effectiveness for our partners.” said Irfan Wahab, CEO Telenor Pakistan. “I’d like to thank
National Highway & Motorway Police for this opportunity to discuss and showcase the avenues for
improving governance through technology” he added.
The session focused on inciting a dialogue on the use of social media, artificial intelligence, facial
recognition, big data and analytics, internet of things and e-payments to discuss their use for
bridging gap between public and law enforcement, obtaining actionable information through
crowdsourcing, mobility analytics, safety surveillance, gathering sensor data for traffic
management, efficient resource utilization, traffic behavior and vigilance and crime prevention.
“With our increased focus on transparency of systems and the need for improved efficiencies, we
believe that the introduction of new technologies can certainly improve governance structures. We
are very eager to adopt the use of these technologies in order to serve the public better as part of
our vision and working closely with innovative organizations like Telenor Pakistan will bring us
closer to our ambitions,” said, Dr. Syed Kaleem Imam, Inspector General National Highways
&Motorway Police. “I would like to thank Mr. Irfan Wahab Khan for a thorough and insightful
discussion on various technological streams that are pertinent to NH&MP and the impact these
would have with respect to increased effectiveness.”

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Technology is changing the way we interact as a society, and as society evolves, so will the tools,
techniques, and systems that police forces and other governance bodies can use to match the
changing needs of time.

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