Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has officially relaunched the laptop distribution program for outstanding students in the federal capital. Speaking at the launching ceremony on Friday, the Prime Minister reminisced about his time as Chief Minister of Punjab when he distributed hundreds of thousands of laptops to deserving students. He highlighted the significant impact of these laptops during the Covid pandemic, enabling students to attend online classes from the comfort of their homes and pursue freelance work for income.
The Prime Minister also mentioned the Punjab Education Endowment Fund (PEEF) scholarships provided under his leadership, which have empowered talented youth to serve the country in various fields such as health, IT, and engineering.
Providing laptops to every deserving youth has been a personal mission for the Prime Minister, as he believes it is crucial for their advancement in their respective fields. In addition to the 100,000 laptops approved in the previous fiscal year, another 100,000 laptops have been approved for the current fiscal year. The laptop distribution process will strictly adhere to merit-based principles, with no room for undue influence.
For the youth residing in rural areas, the government has allocated Rs 5 billion for agricultural loans and another Rs 5 billion for skill-based training programs. These initiatives aim to empower the youth and foster their development.
Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Marriyum Aurangzeb, expressed her support for Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s vision and the revival of the laptop distribution program. She highlighted that the program had been halted by the PTI government, labeling it as “political bribery.” Aurangzeb emphasized the importance of empowering the youth through knowledge and wished for their growth and progress.
قائد نوازشریف کی نوجوانوں کو مستقبل کا معمار بنانے اور انہیں ترقی سے ہم کنار کرنے کے وژن پر وزیراعظم شہباز شریف نے پھر سے عمل درآمد شروع کر دیا ہے۔ علم سے محبت کرنے والے نوجوانوں میں ایک لاکھ لیپ ٹاپ کی تقسیم کا آج پھر سے اس دعا کے ساتھ آغاز ہو رہا ہے کہ نوجوان ترقی کا “چھو لیں… pic.twitter.com/Cv5RB0nmmT
— Marriyum Aurangzeb (@Marriyum_A) July 7, 2023