Google to promote Pakistani tourist sites

Lahore: Pakistani authorities and Google have signed an agreement to use Google Maps to promote historical and tourist sites across the country’s most populous province of Punjab.

The Punjab provincial government and Google Inc yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding for cooperation in information technology at the Arfa Karim Software Technology Park in Lahore. Under the agreement, Google Inc will promote historical and tourist sites on the internet, particularly Google Maps, to promote worldwide awareness about Punjab’s heritage.

Google Asia’s William Fitzgerald said interaction between the Punjab government and Google Inc in information technology was a good beginning. Google Inc has also been engaged in relief activities for people who were affected by the 2010 floods.

Google Inc. and Govt. of Punjab signing an MoU to start Street View Special Collects for tourism promotion of heritage and cultural sites. — with Badar Khushnood, Sajid Latif, Mian Shahbaz Sharif and Umar Saif in Lahore, Pakistan.

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