Laptop distribution: Shahbaz Sharif urges students to work hard for the country

Published: February 18, 2012
Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif awards a laptop to a Bahawalpur student. PHOTO: KASHIF ZAFAR/EXPRESS

Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif awards a laptop to a Bahawalpur student. PHOTO: KASHIF ZAFAR/EXPRESS

BAHAWALPUR: After distributing yet another lot of laptops among students, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Saturday, urged the youth to work hard and strengthen the country.

He expressed these views during his address at the laptop distribution ceremony at the Bahawalpur Stadium where he awarded 7,400 laptops to students of the Islamia University, Bahawalpur, Quaid-e-Azam Medical College, Bahawalpur, students of the DGKhan Medical College under study at QMC Bahawalpur, Government SE College Bahawalpur, Government Sadiq Girls Degree College, Bahawalpur and the 106 position holders of the Bahawalpur board of Intermediate and secondary education.

The Punjab Chief Minister advised the students to avail benefits of these laptops to improve their knowledge as the computers would help them call upon a complete library, bringing revolutionary changes in their studies and knowledge, essential to meet educational demands to excel in the world for national dignity.

He expressed complete confidence in the talent and potential of the young generation and said that they would make the country strong, invincible and self reliant for a progressive and welfare state fulfilling the dreams of Allama Iqbal and founder of Pakistan, Muhammad Ali Jinnah.

The Punjab Chief Minister said that he had shunned foreign aid and had been carrying out development works through indigenous resources. He hoped that the new generation would soon set new trends through their hard work for national cause since they offered the hope of a bright future.

He said that the Punjab government had decided to distribute 125000 laptops among talented students of the country purely on merit without any quota or political involvement and it was only to provide better and latest facilities for education to the deserving students though we had been trying our best to provide all possible facilities to all the students for better education and bright future of the young generation and country.

He remarked that the establishment of the Daanish Schools in the province, including in Bahawalpur, was part of his dream of providing better education facilities to the children of the poor, and for the removal of a sense of depravation.

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  • saddiqa batool
    Feb 20, 2012 - 1:57PM

    im student of iub from english department and on merit but i and many other stdents didnt get lap is this fair distribution on merit ????????descion is in your hand


  • maha
    Feb 20, 2012 - 3:23PM

    When will you distribute laptops in lahore?


  • saddiqa batool
    Feb 20, 2012 - 5:11PM

    here is islamia university bahawawalpur studen..wanted to knw whether lap tops will be given to those eligible stdnts who didnt get first.because im on merit motivational gift shd b for all talented sure my message will be conveyed…


  • usama khalil
    Feb 21, 2012 - 5:44AM

    when Mr.shahbaz sharif give laptops to evening students of islamia university bahawalpur?


  • saddiqa batool
    Feb 21, 2012 - 3:02PM

    when revrenced chief minister will distribute lap tops to the remaining eligible morning students of iub students????


  • Rizwan
    Feb 22, 2012 - 1:48PM

    Assalamoalikum. Sir is there any pre-planned schedule for the distribution of laptops, will we be informed of the ceremony of laptop distribution or we have to check the notice board for the date of distribution? If there is any schedule for the distribution ceremonies in Lahore, can we know the exact date of the distribution ceremony?


  • saddiqa
    Feb 22, 2012 - 6:50PM

    asalam o alikm
    is there any exact date of lap top distribution in remaing morning students of iub???


  • shahid
    Feb 23, 2012 - 3:56PM

    Assalam-o-Alaikum. Sir, is there any exact date of Laptop distribution for 78 remaining eligible/selected students of Quaid-e-Azam Medical College, Bahawalpur ?


  • sardonyx
    Feb 23, 2012 - 5:03PM

    A.o.A REspectd sir, would you please announce exact date of lap top distribution for remaining eligible students of islamia university bahawalpur plzz???


  • x
    Feb 23, 2012 - 5:31PM

    Yet another crackpot idea, like the sasti roti thing. Laptops are supposed to be purchased by those who want them, not handed out like freebies to get cheap publicity and pre-election sympathy. There are cheaper laptops available like OLPC.Recommend

  • Ambreen
    Feb 23, 2012 - 8:33PM

    I am student of iub from Management department and on merit but i and many other stdents didnt get lap is this fair distribution on merit ????????descion is in your hand


  • Ambreen
    Feb 23, 2012 - 8:34PM

    A.o.A REspectd sir, would you please announce exact date of lap top distribution for remaining eligible students of islamia university bahawalpur plzz???


  • Ambreen
    Feb 23, 2012 - 8:41PM

    when revrenced chief minister will distribute lap tops to the remaining eligible morning students of iub students????


  • Feb 26, 2012 - 1:52PM

    sir plz give me one laptopRecommend

  • Feb 26, 2012 - 1:54PM

    i m student of class 12 in govt higher secondry school gyjranwala i need a laptopRecommend

  • sana
    Feb 26, 2012 - 8:33PM

    hi wanted to knw lap top distribution in bahawalpur 4 remaining talented students?????any 1 can tell???


  • ammarah
    Feb 27, 2012 - 10:22PM

    hi would u let me knw when z lap top distribution?


  • mishal
    Feb 28, 2012 - 10:21PM

    aoa…can anybody tell me the exact date of laptop distribution in Sargodha??? bcoz i’v heard that distribution is not gonna held in UOS…just 5 deserving poor students will get laptops in each department….is this a rumour or fact????


  • imran pervaiz
    Mar 1, 2012 - 9:58PM

    sir ,
    when will you start the laptops distribution at Punjab university and education university . i studied at Punjab university and i am on merit so i am waiting for the distribution kindly start soon

    Regards ,



  • fatima
    Mar 2, 2012 - 1:28PM

    hi when lap tops will be given to pending students of islamia university bahawalpur………im on merit waiting anxiously……..anybody let me knw???


  • faizan ul hassan
    Mar 4, 2012 - 2:21PM

    A,o.A.respected sir,i m the student of Fsc. and on the merit but i did’t get the it is the fair distribution on merit??descion is in my hand.


  • Mar 4, 2012 - 2:26PM

    A.o.A.SIR i m student of class 12th and on the merit but i didn’t get the i m waiting for the distribution kindly start soon.


  • Babar
    Mar 5, 2012 - 6:01PM

    Please we all the students request the Cheif Minister to give the schedule of laptops distribution on website of youth, for every city that is remaining.


  • Ali Chaudhary
    Mar 6, 2012 - 1:23PM

    Please tell me. when the laptop distribution will start in chishtian. distt bahawalnagar.Recommend

  • hamiyat yab khan
    Mar 8, 2012 - 3:04PM

    my name is hamiyat i m doind m com from sargodha university … i have done b com and fulfilling the merit criteria . but there not my name in list. its not fair. plz tell me y?


  • Faisal Tasleem
    Mar 8, 2012 - 11:44PM

    Can politican buy votes, selling laptops to youth? I believe youth of Pakistan are so knowledgable and mature that they understand such indirect bribary before next election.

    Also, did anybody bothered to ask from CM, where this money is coming from? and who’s paying the true price of these laptops?

    Did anybody wrote from where this money is spended and who devised this strategy to distribute laptops from the account of development programs.

    Untill we remove the mask, we keep on receiving such gifts from political giants, wasting our money without any forma/prior approvals.


  • Jawad U Rahman
    Mar 9, 2012 - 4:52PM

    Mr. Khadim-e-Ala, what is the wisdom in rejecting foreign aid for education? You can’t solve the problems of massive illiteracy, low-enrollment, and poor standard of education with your paltry education budgets and travesties like this one of distributing free laptops. You should be focusing the time and money on solving the basic problems first, and you SHOULD get all the help you can instead of rejecting aid in the name of honor and dignity.


  • Mar 9, 2012 - 6:20PM

    dear sir when will start at university of education town ship lahore
    we are waiting for u dear i love shehbaz sharif to encourage the students
    from NIAZ ALI MSC IT


  • CTIs of punjab
    Mar 12, 2012 - 11:09AM

    Respected Chief Minister of Punjab
    Subject: Request of CTI for permanent lectureship.
    Respected sir,
    We want to convey and share some important issue about us because you the chief minister of our province and you are doing work with zeal and zest. As you are doing remarkable things in your time period.
    We want to focus your attention towards a big problem faced by many CTI’s in their respective colleges. As CTIs seats are introduced and implemented by you in all colleges of the Punjab. It has provided job to many people who were unemployed.
    We are CTI’s in different government colleges, serving since many years and performing very well. As we are showing near 100% result in our respective subjects but there are very rare opportunities to appear in PPSC exams, because this test held after every four to five years and unfortunately most of the candidates can’t clear test in one attempt and have become overage. So, we request you kindly pay attention towards our problem and allow us designation of permanent lecturers. We are already showing good performance and Insha’Allah will continue it.
    We want you to take step for CTIs in getting a permanent lectureship. Please do reply of this mail about your opinion on this suggestion.
    Thanking in anticipation
    Yours Truly
    CTIs Punjab


  • Mahroo Fatima
    Mar 12, 2012 - 6:24PM

    Assalam o alaikum,
    Sir i want to say that i’ve been listed for tha merit of laptop deserving student but i didn’t got my laptop yet please inform me about it .


    Mar 12, 2012 - 9:57PM

    Respected Chief Minister of Punjab…
    Plz announce the exact date when you visit Sialkot for distribution of laptops awaiting eyes. all students of govt.Murray college Sialkot


  • Mar 15, 2012 - 12:49PM

    m frm lcwu…our uni rigistrd d name of those studentz who have above80% in 4 sems only not those whose who have overall cgpa z above 80% datz z not fair to sum styudentz like me thiz s quiet unfair


  • Madeeha shahim
    Mar 17, 2012 - 11:34PM

    Respected Chief Minister of Punjab…
    I m doing M.S.c ( Mathamatics ) under university of education Okara Campus . I have been done B.S.c : B.E.d in which i got 70% marks & in M.S.c “1st Semester I got 80% marks I m eligible for Laptop which you will be distribute in Okara but unfortunately my name was missed in Registration So kindaly I requested to you plz include my name in the lisit of Registerd Student of Laptop I shall be Very Thankful to you


  • saddiqa batool
    Mar 19, 2012 - 12:25AM

    esteemd chief minister
    im one of the talented student of iub but didnt get lap top…its very sad???would u plz let me knw whether we will get the lap top or just to make ourselves hapy in hope…??


  • Sunil Tigala
    Mar 25, 2012 - 4:24PM

    Hello i am from India but i really need a laptop.
    SO i can get a visa and come for pickup, let me know the procedure. Currently i am in Munich. THank you.


  • THE
    Mar 25, 2012 - 4:38PM

    I can’t stop laughing after reading the comments from “students” of different universities here asking for a laptop on “merit”! I guess people in Pakistan really have a sense of entitlement and everyone is out for a free-bee! Wah maza aa gaya! :)


  • Mar 27, 2012 - 5:53PM

    when will you coming in fsd/


  • maham
    Apr 3, 2012 - 12:54PM

    students on self finance basis in al d govt medical colgs are geting laptops except for pmc.pls adress dis issue


  • khushbakht
    Apr 3, 2012 - 9:42PM

    thank you Sir!keep on doing for pakistan


  • saba
    Apr 8, 2012 - 3:02PM


  • ayesha
    Apr 8, 2012 - 3:33PM

    do u know wen will shahbaz come in grw???????????


  • ayesha
    Apr 8, 2012 - 3:37PM

    wen will shahbaz come in grw?


  • Muqaddas
    Apr 12, 2012 - 12:02PM

    when does laptop distributed among p.u afternoon students. tell us v r w8ting for ur favour & its our right


  • qadeer
    Apr 17, 2012 - 4:57PM

    when arid agri uni students will get laptop?????


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