Pakistan Government is working on a satellite based distance learning programme to deliver TV, content and Internet for Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU).
The project will develop the infrastructure for a modern technology based distance education including interactive satellite based TV channels. The programme will create digital content and deliver the content through a satellite based network from studios to study centres, schools, and colleges. The Higher Education Commission (HEC), will connect the main campus to regional centres, elected schools, and colleges through Wide Area Network (WAN). The establishment of an IT Directorate will develop, maintain and provide IT services to the university, students and tutors, as well as improve quality of assessment of students and reform examination system using online assessment methods and tools.