The project of Arfa Software Technology Park started in 2006 as Lahore Technology Park. This seventeen-story building is the country’s largest information and communication technology park. This building is located in Lahore and is the first international standard facility of Pakistan. This technology park was built with the cooperation of the china and it reflects the Pak-China friendship. This park is the milestone in the promotion of the information and technology. This is the tallest building of the province. It will not be wrong if said that this technology park is the hub of information and technology.
As mentioned above the original name of this technology park was Lahore Technology Park but it was renamed on 15 January 2012 as Arfa Software Technology Park after the name of the world’s youngest Microsoft Certified Professional Arfa Karim Randhawa. Arfa Karim deid at the age of 16 after suffering from a terminal illness at Lahore. In 2004 at the age of nine she was honored as the Microsoft Certified Professional and in 2005, she visited the Silicon Valley on the invitation of Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates. After her death, Chief Minister of Punjab Mian Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif in her remembrance renamed the building as Arfa Software Technology Park.
This technology park is the significance towards other IT industries in Pakistan and abroad. Punjab Government wants the growth in the field of IT and this technology park helps to understand the Government’s vision about IT in Punjab. The foreigner invertors as well would be attracted towards Punjab that would help the overall Pakistan’s economy to boost. The one-window operating system would provide the right and comfortable business environment to the foreigner investors and the local software companies.
A range of high quality and modern business operating facilities can be found within this business site. The auditorium is fully air conditioned and having a well echo sound system that is ideal for any of high profile corporate meeting and event. The auditorium can accommodate 175 people at once. High definition projection and one touch control of all the electrical equipments make it a supreme place for any corporate meeting. There is a separate waiting area for guests and sufficient place for high tea and other entertainment. Individual seminar rooms are also available for the meeting purpose and up to 15 people can be accommodated in each room.
Security of this building is high tech and advanced fire protection system is installed. Other business facilities like Data Recovery Sites, Tier III Data Center, water proof pathways, wireless LAN, networking using latest high speed Fiber Optic 10 GB standards, for the connectivity to the remote areas satellite communication system, remote supervision through IP based cameras and many other such facilities are here at Arfa Software Technology Park.