Naway Sahar scheme: Students protest against ‘unfair’ distribution of laptops

Published: March 9, 2013

409 laptops have been distributed among students of Gomal University so far, but deserving students from GCVS and those in the pharmacy department were not given anything. PHOTO: FILE

DERA ISMAIL KHAN: Students of Gomal College of Veterinary Sciences (GCVS) and Gomal University’s pharmacy department held a protest against the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa government’s laptop distribution Scheme ‘Naway Sahar’ at the city campus on Friday.

Students held a press conference and claimed they were deprived of the scheme and were discriminated against. They also termed this a violation of merit.

Shah Fahad, Zeshan Qureshi, Muhammad Zubair and Tanzil Rehman were representing students from both departments. They said 409 laptops have been distributed among students of Gomal University so far, but deserving students from GCVS and those in the pharmacy department were not given anything.

Shah Fahad alleged Seraiki students of the university are being intentionally deprived and were not awarded laptops because of their ethnicity.

Fahad maintained 1,400 laptops are now kept in reserve with the provincial government. He threatened to continue the protest if the computers are not provided to students from veterinary sciences and pharmacy departments.

The list of students enrolled in the four-year Bachelors of Science programme eligible to receive laptops under the Naway Sahar scheme does not include students from the GCVS or the pharmacy departments. Gomal University spokesperson could not be contacted despite repeated attempts.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 9th, 2013.

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Reader Comments (8)

  • shahnawaz
    Mar 15, 2013 - 7:00PM

    sir i am also a student and i an studying in cecos university . i have above 60% marks why you can not give laptop

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  • alisha
    Mar 18, 2013 - 6:54PM

    all laptops r given on the basis of merit,some studnts just want laptops without good % ,n they r creating mess to stop this work.

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  • syed junaid
    Mar 20, 2013 - 8:01PM

    when this scheme will be inaugurated in Hazara University…………..?

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  • Nadeem ul haq
    Mar 21, 2013 - 1:45AM

    Why lap top willnt b giver to the pharmacy students ? It s d failure of director of accadamics and v.c shameRecommend

  • Zaheer ud Din
    Mar 22, 2013 - 1:56AM

    sir i am a student of Bcs ICIT department Gomal University Dera Ismail khan,i scored 77.87% marks in the last exam which was held on 11/9/2012 and my aggregate marks is 72.68 but i am not awarded for laptop.the students who has supply in previous exam are awarded for laptop why i not.

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  • rumana
    Apr 5, 2013 - 7:52PM

    hy my name is rumana i m student a gomal university your distribution list is cmplete a409 student lapto hasbeen ditributed bt i can non recieve this award why? nd my name included in list

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  • rumana
    Apr 5, 2013 - 7:56PM

    i m student pakstdy department of gomal university my name included in a list nd in yr information 409 lapyop distributed in dikhan bl unfartunatily i can not recieve laptop why? u gave us laptop as its soon possible there wise yr scheme fail

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  • ARSLAN PRINCE
    Apr 22, 2013 - 9:43PM

    i am student of Gomail universty of D.I.Khan. My name is intered in award list of gomail unversty but i can not got laptop …why???..andy body help me…which date to bi announced laptop to the College Studentss????

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