RAHIM YAR KHAN:
As many as 78 of the 900 Rahim Yar Khan students selected for receiving laptops under a provincial government scheme have yet to get laptops.
Of the 642 students of Sheikh Zayed Medical College shortlisted for the scheme, 564 were given laptops during Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif’s recent visit to the city, Sheikh Zayed Hospital focal person for media Dr Shabeer Waraich said on Saturday.
He said they were contacted by the government department concerned and told that the 78 students will get laptops in two to three weeks. Waraich said these students were earlier informed that their names had been selected among the 900 who will get laptops. However, he said, they were later informed that there had been a change of plan and now these students will be considered in the next phase. Several short-listed students, who requested not to be named, said they will not file any complaint against the issue as that might hurt their chances of getting a laptop during the next phase of the scheme.
Published in The Express Tribune, February 5th, 2012.
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Instead of wasting tax payers money on these laptops, the CM should have looked into the one child, one laptop project. A basic laptop for education purposes would cost 5 6 thousand rupees. India's creating one for its own children. We could have invested all of this money doing that!!! Im sure the 70 odd laptop are warming laps of people who dont deserve them.
"TAKHTI SLATE HOTI HAI, SLATE TAKHTI HOTI HAI"
(Famous quote of the biggest intellectual of Pakistan Nwaz Sharif)