Karachi, 19th June, 2020
TPL Trakker, Pakistan’s leading IoT company, has partnered with NITB (National Information Technology Board) and NCOC (National Command and Operation Center) to support their national efforts in Pakistan’s fight against COVID-19.
Through this collaboration, TPL Maps, the mapping arm of TPL Trakker, will play a critical role in helping the people of Pakistan during this pandemic by mapping, analyzing and reporting cases across major cities. Given the recent surge in coronavirus cases, the interactive map marking hotspots of the rampant spread of the disease, will help Provincial governments in imposing geo-based smart lockdowns, making them efficient and effective.
At the early onset of the COVID-19 outbreak in Pakistan, the team at TPL Trakker applied their expertise in location solutions and data analysis to create multiple tools that would bring automation and smart tracking to COVID-19 response mechanisms. Upon evaluation, NCOC and NITB chose TPL Trakker’s solutions and Location Based Services to solve critical challenges that could provide a comprehensive national response to the outbreak.
Speaking on this collaboration, Sarwar Ali Khan, CEO, TPL Trakker said, “With corporate social responsibility at the heart of our business operations, we take deep pride in supporting government organizations and a national cause through our technological capabilities. In such difficult times for the nation, it is important for us to unite and do our part to address these challenges. Our Location Based Services, COVID-19 mapping tools, Smart Lockdown automation, and technical support is playing a critical role in the successful emergence of the nation from this pandemic on a no cost no obligation basis.”
The partnership is in line with TPL’s mission of using disruptive technologies to maximize shareholder return and achieve sustainable growth for its group of digital companies.
Shabahat Ali Shah, CEO, NITB said, “This collaboration is a key example of TPL Trakker’s strengths as a leader in the technology sector as well as its tremendous capabilities with regards to location based
technology. At NITB, we are working towards the digital transformation of Pakistan, and the support from partners like TPL Trakker is key to our vision of creating a central data system with the government to intelligently tackle COVID-19 challenges.”
About TPL Trakker
TPL Corp is a technology driven conglomerate with investments across Life and General Insurance, Real Estate, Security, Asset Tracking, Navigation and Mapping and several technology startups. TPL Trakker Limited is Pakistan’s first and largest Telematics Company operating since 1999. The company offers IoT based asset tracking and management solutions and works with various businesses spread across a broad spectrum of industries to equip them with advanced technology enabling monitoring of vehicle
movement, driver behavior, fuel pilferage, driver safety and compliance.
NITB is the execution arm of all the data policies and all the IT and telecom policies that the ministry of IT/Telecom is making. They have recently crafted the new ordinance of the national IT board, where NITB is the central entity that has been mandated to procure, implement, and deploy any kind of software or hardware infrastructure across the federal government departments. The Board is also responsible for the training of different departments and ministries on e-governance.