Arfa Software Technology Park

Arfa Software Technology Park is the Country’s largest Information and Communications Technology Park. This seventeen story building is the first international standard facility in Pakistan and it is located in Lahore.
 
This project was started under the name “Lahore Technology Park” and On January 15, 2012, it was renamed as “Arfa Software Technology Park” by Chief Minister of Punjab, Mian Shahbaz Sharif. It was named in honor of Miss Arfa Karim who was the youngest Microsoft Certified Professional and died at the age of 16.  Chief Minister Punjab announced to change the name of Lahore Technology Park in recognition of her achievements.
 
Arfa Software Technology Park (ASTP) will help share the Government of the Punjab's IT vision with the IT industry and the general public. ASTP is a one-window operation to attract local software companies and foreign investors to start IT related businesses in an expeditious manner. This initiative of the Government of Punjab will surely bring technology revolution in this region.
 
ASTP is a smart, efficient, secure and functional business venue, which hosts a diversity of modern-day business necessities under one roof. ASTP offers the businesses operating within the technology park with state-of-the-art business facilities like Tier III Data Center, water-proof pathways, high-tech security, advanced fire protection system, 24 hour CCTV coverage and a RFID controlled parking for over 600 vehicles. The plug-and-play facilities and customized offices ensure business continuity, while conveniences like medical clinic, food court and a Gym are thoughtfully set up within the ASTP, making working life a conducive experience for all.
 
To ensure a failsafe and efficient environment Building Management System (BMS) is installed at ASTP which enables the centralization and optimization of various processes like monitoring, operating, and managing the entire building. The high-performance HVAC digital control system manages the heating, ventilating, zoning, humidification and air cleaning systems of the building while cutting energy and equipment costs.
 
Facilities

Networks and Communication

  • Wide Area Network: Networking using High Speed internet.
  • Wireless LAN: High Speed Wireless networking
  • Storage Area Network (SAN): Using modern blade servers with mass storage and fiber optic accessories
  • Disaster Recovery Site for hosted data / websites
  • Video Conferencing
  • Remote surveillance through IP based cameras
     

Utilities

  • 150 seat auditorium
  • AVL technology enabled Spacious conference rooms with Video conferencing facility
  • 24/7 CCTV security surveillance
  • Triple source power backup
  • Restaurants, Café, Gymnasium, Medical Centre and Prayer Halls
  • Banking and ATM Services
  • Ample parking facility for over  600 vehicles
     

Security

  • Un-climbable Parameter Wall
  • Perimeter Surveillance through CCTV
  • Hydraulic Steel Road Blocks
  • Under-Vehicle Inspection System
  • Access Cards for entry / exit management
  • Radio Frequency IDs for car parking management
  • Remotely controlled Barriers
  • Rolling Steel Gates to seal the building parameter
     

Auditorium and Seminar Rooms

The centrally air conditioned auditorium with well echo system is an ideal venue to host high profile corporate events such as seminars, conferences, workshops or lectures. The Auditorium is available for daytime and evening rentals and it can accommodate over 150 persons. The facility is equipped with latest audio, visual and lighting system to help your event run smoothly and professionally.

Salient features

  • High Definition Projection
  • One touch control of all the electrical and IT equipment
  • Separate waiting area for guests
  • Venue is handicap accessible
  • Ample space for Hi-Tea/Entertainment

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Seminar Rooms

Individual Seminar/Meeting Rooms are designed to accommodate up to 15 participants each. The seminar rooms are ideal for business meetings, seminars and executive presentations and are fully equipped with amplifiers, ceiling-mounted speakers, projectors, and the latest in multimedia systems. Rooms are soundproof and offer individual climate control for maximum comfort.
Our experienced and creative staff is on hand at all times to help you in making your event a success.

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For further details on Seminar Rooms, contact us at:

Office: +92 42 35880062 (Ext 1426)
Fax:     +92 42 99232123
Email:  marketing.astp@punjab.gov.pk
 

Objectives

  • Promote IT & Telecom industry
  • Attract Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)
  • Human Resource Development in IT field
  • Generate employment
  • Boost IT Exports
  • IT led economic growth

What ASTP Offers

  • Office space for IT/ICT firms
  • Fiber Optic connectivity within building among all floors
  • Complied with up-to-date networking technologies like VoIP and 10 GB fiber interconnectivity
  • Disaster Recovery Site for hosted data / websites
  • Video Conferencing
  • Remote surveillance through IP based cameras
  • 24x7 Power Backup (Triple Source)
  • Building Management System (IBMS)
  • Integrated Access Control
  • Fire Command Centre (Dual method of Fire Protection i.e. FM gas for data center and sprinklers throughout the building
  • Emergency Pressurized staircase exit on all floors in case of fire
  • 9 Elevators and various Escalators to reach different floors of the building
  • Parking with Radio Frequency Identifier (RFID)
  • 150 seat auditorium
  • Spacious conference rooms with Video conferencing
  • 24/7 security surveillance
  • Triple source power backup
  • Restaurants, Café, Gymnasium, Medical Centre and Prayer Halls
  • Banking and ATM Services
  • Ample indoor/outdoor parking facility for 600 vehicles
  • Central Cooling and Heating System
  • Banking and ATM Services

Components of ASTP

Floor Levels 1 to 17 Tower Block
Floor Levels 1 to 6 Car Park Block
Generator System
Electrical HT  Panels
Transformers
LT Panels System
MCC Panels System
Busbar trunking
Lightning protection system
Earthling system
Lighting System
Telecommunication system
IP Meters System
Cooling Tower
CRAC
Emergency Voice intercommunication System
Escalators
Diesel Fuel Oil System
Fire Hydrant System
Chiller
AHU
FANS
FCU
HVAC Air System
HVAC Water System
Fire Alarm system
UPS System
Fire Sprinkler System
FM 200 Clean Agent Fire Extinguishing System
Pre-action System
Water Detection System
Hose Reel System
HVAC Pump
Wet Riser System
Gas Supply System
Tower Block Roof
Car Park Block Roof
Access Control Security System
IP Closed Circuit TV System
IP Public Address System
RFID Car Parking System
Information Technology System
Gas leakage detection
DB & LBs
LCP
Elevators
Water supply system
Sanitary System
Water Discharge System
Cable Television Cabling System
BMS System
Outdoor Area
Security System
 
Current Tenancy of ASTP
 
Directorate Of Monitoring Home Department
Habib Bank Limited
Meca Engineers
Traffic Police
The Bank Of Punjab
MH Corporation
Pinnacle
Ebryx
Frag Games
Addvantum Innovative Technologies
Information Technology University
Microsoft Pakistan
Interactive Group
Inbox Business Technologies
Arfa Software Technology Park Managment
Punjab Metro Bus Authority
PITB Incubators Plan 9
NESPAK
Logica IT
Abacus Consulting
Cyber Intelligence Solutions
Total Software Services
Fork Tech
Loxvo Technologies
Lahore Parking Compnay
GCS Pvt Ltd
Dell Pakistan
Fast Services Solutions
Kinverg
Seven Centric
Saood Software Solutions SMC Pvt Ltd.
Restaurant - Red Chilli
Restaurant - Bin Salwa
VenExel
Tower Technologies
E-Cart Services Pakistan Pvt. Ltd.
Apex Consulting Pakistan
Popin Jay
National Engineers
Kamal Limited
Incubator
Viper Technology Pvt Ltd.
Wisedesign
Mobius Networks
Zero Billion
NDS Technologies
Genisys Software Soultions
Rent VM
ITD Pakistan
Future Technologies
Game Storm Studios
Addvantum Innovative Technologies
Softrove Pvt. Ltd.
Seven Centric
NY Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
Universal Engineers
Punjab Information Technology Board
General Electric
Monsanto Pakistan Pvt Limited
Teradata Global Consulting Pakistan
4M Wireless
Lahore Parking Company
Universal Engineers
Ilmasoft
Restaurant - Subway

Recognitions/Awards

Rescue 1122 is Punjab’s prime emergency response organization helping general public in need. A recent event arranged by 1122 on selection of safest building of Lahore and among many other vicinities ASTP secured position of The Safest Building in Lahore. This unanimous decision came after frequent visits of 1122 to ASTP, ensuring every system in place is upto the mark of international standards and maintaining strict SOP’s by ASTP management.

For general queries, contact: For marketing queries, contact:
   
Mr. Faisal Yousaf Assistant Manager Marketing
Project Director ASTP Marketing Department ASTP
   
Office: +92 42   35880062
Fax: +92 42   99232123
Email: pd.astp@punjab.gov.pk
Office: +92 42 35880062 (Ext 1426)
Fax: +92 42 99232123
Email: marketing.astp@punjab.gov.pk