Youth-initiative: FJWU students get laptops, new hostel building announced

Published: February 5, 2013
A total of 1,028 laptops were given to high-scoring students from various programmes of FJWU.

A total of 1,028 laptops were given to high-scoring students from various programmes of FJWU.


Spreading education in every corner of the country is the only solution to all the problems being faced by the country. This was stated by the Advisor to Chief Minister (CM) Punjab Begum Zakia Shahnawaz while addressing a laptop distribution ceremony held under the “Chief Minister’s Youth Initiative Program” at Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU) on Monday.

Education is also necessary for the emancipation of women, she added.

A total of 1,028 laptops were given to high-scoring students from various programmes of FJWU.

Punjab CM Shahbaz Sharif was scheduled to distribute the laptops among the students, however he could not make it to the ceremony.

Shahnawaz, who was also the chief guest at the occasion, said that the Punjab government was committed to empower the women through higher education. She said that the chief minister was a man of vision who did not take rest and “worked round-the-clock”. She also added that the government has taken practical steps for the promotion of education and a number of programmes have been initiated for polishing the talent of students. “Use the laptops for creative work and to enhance your learning,” she added.

An interesting situation developed in the hall packed with students, when the host was praising for Punjab government for launching projects on merit, stating that all of the programmes were corruption-free. Suddenly, a girl spoke up, “No it is not true. Corruption is still there.” The hall burst into laughter forcing the FJWU administration into action to avoid any untoward situation again.

Meanwhile, FJWU VC Prof Dr Samina Amin Qadir in her welcome address said that establishment of FJWU introduced a new chapter in women education in the country. It’s a great gift of Nawaz Sharif for the daughters of the nation, Dr Qadir said. She thanked the CM for showing concern over the accommodation problem of the girls and informed that work on construction of hostel building is in progress and will be finished by December, 2013.

She said that we are also planning the construction of a new academic block and library.

A smart contingent of Punjab Police presented guard of honour to the students who excelled and got laptops. National songs, sung by renowned singer Nadeem Abbas, also added colours to the ceremony.

The ceremony was also attended by Advisor to CM on Higher Education Zaheem Hussain Qadri, Secretary Higher Education, FJWU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Samina Amin Qadir, faculty members, Rawalpindi Division Commissioner Imdadullah Bosal, MNA Tahira Aurangzeb, parliamentarians and other dignitaries.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 5th, 2013.

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Reader Comments (5)

  • saiqa
    Feb 5, 2013 - 6:27PM

    Its a realy good effort from our cm punjab.we all fatimians realy apperciate their all efforts for education.and we all are very thankful for this youth initiate.By destributing these laptops among us our CM has proved that they now the value of technology in education.and are making efforts in taking punjab to a digital future.


  • uali
    Feb 26, 2013 - 6:23AM

    @ saiqa That is very selfish thinking. Think of those who have yet to see the light of schooling and education. I would have been in full consonance with this program given that high tech IT labs were built in universities so that the resources would have stayed there instead of being distributed to individual students.


  • saiqa
    Mar 1, 2013 - 3:40PM

    sir you are very right in your opinion.but look that efforts are made in every such fields, in the form of danish public school,in the form of educators teaching jobs and also in the form of laptop distribution.and all these were done on the baises of merit and for the welfare of public.if you deny their efforts its realy injustic.atleast their efforts are appericiateable and we all should admire them………..


  • saiqa
    Mar 1, 2013 - 3:58PM

    sir, your are very right in your opinion.But look, that effort are made in such fields like danish public school,educators teaching jobs scheme and many others projects.and all this was based on totally fare as laptop distribution scheme is concerned,its not the wastage of money but a little input which will gave more profit in future.familarity and usage of such technologies like computer are now becoming compulsion for everyone.and this can’t be done without having your own computer or can’t spend too much time in your it have to attend lecture and go home as well.


  • Muslim Leaguer
    Mar 5, 2013 - 10:02PM

    Great work of CM Shahbaz Sharif. Now the CM of KPK is also distributing laptops to the bright students of Peshawar University. But PTI trolls are dumbfounded against KPK govt. as their ONLY target is Punjab.


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