RAHIM YAR KHAN:
As many as 300,000 more laptops will be distributed among students in public sector education institutes in the province, Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif said on Thursday. He said funds will be allocated in the upcoming budget to this end.
Sharif was addressing a gathering after distributing 100 laptops among Danish school students in Rahim Yar Khan.
He said the government would distribute as many as 110,000 laptops during the ongoing campaign.
The chief minister said the establishment of Danish Schools in remote areas of the province was part of his government’s efforts to provide quality education to deserving students. He said the government was committed to promoting welfare of the people and upholding merit and transparency.
Earlier, Shahbaz Sharif inaugurated a recently-constructed grain market and laid the foundation stone of an industrial estate.
Speaking at the foundation stone laying ceremony, he said he hoped the economy of the region would see a boom with the establishment of the industrial estate.
He urged the business community to invest in the estate and assured them of special incentives and state-of-the-art facilities.
The industrial estate will be set up in Chak No5 NP, Rahim Yar Khan, over an area of 455 acres.
Sharif also announced a Rs60 million grant for a project at the Rahim Yar Khan Chamber of Commerce and Industry secretariat.
The chief minister later inaugurated the grain market. The market has been constructed at a cost of Rs130 million and spread over 25 acres.
Published in The Express Tribune, February 3rd, 2012.
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