Development plans: First laptops, now tablets

Sharif said digital libraries would also be established in schools and colleges.


Press Release July 14, 2013
Considering success of the laptop distribution programme, government has decided to distribute tablets among high achieving students. PHOTO: REUTERS

LAHORE:


Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif said on Saturday that the government would launch a pilot health insurance scheme in four districts. It would be gradually extended to other districts. Data from NADRA would be used to ensure that only very poor people benefited from the scheme.


He announced this at meeting to discuss ongoing and new initiatives in the province. Ministers Rana Sanaullah, Tanveer Aslam Malik, Khalil Tahir Sindhu, the chief secretary, planning and development chairman and senior officers attended the meeting.

Considering the success of the laptop distribution programme, the government has decided to distribute tablets among high achieving students. Sharif said digital libraries would also be established in schools and colleges.

He said a solid waste management system would be extended to six other districts. It would be introduced in rural areas, he added.

He said that he had constituted a committee to make the internship programme more effective. 

Published in The Express Tribune, July 14th, 2013.

COMMENTS (3)

FFarooq | 8 years ago | Reply

I agree with Laptop Scheme but distributing Tablets would be a big joke. We all know, Tablets are only for browsing, emails and games etc. No programer or serious researcher would go for tablet. Ig they really have to distribute tablets, they should go to law enforcement agencies, amergency services, Health departments and government officials in LESCO/PTCL etc so that they can be connected to central system.

A Pakistani | 8 years ago | Reply

It will be another enviable step to promote Information Technology in the country.

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