LAHORE - Additional Chief Secretary Punjab Javed Aslam has said by November 2009, Information Technology Laboratories in 4286 secondary and higher secondary schools would be established. He was addressing the participants of agreement signing ceremony about provision of IT equipment for these labs. Additional Chief Secretary signed agreements on behalf of Punjab government while representative of Microsoft, DELL, ACER, HP, Siemens, N-Computing, PTCL and PEL also signed agreements. Representatives of companies providing IT equipment and other high ups of different government organisations also attended the ceremony. Javed Aslam said 95 per cent civil work of IT laboratories had been completed, while reputed national and international companies had been engaged in project for provision of IT equipment and allied resources. He further said the agreement had been signed with PTCL for installation of the Internet facilities in these IT labs, while TEVTA would provide furniture. The ACS also told that these labs were being set up with state-of-the-art branded hardware equipment and licensed software with internal access and warrantee provision and after sale, maintenance and service for three years. Javed Aslam further said the CMs vision was to bridge the digital divide between private and public sector schools and create awareness in use of latest technology for learning and skill building.