‘More laptops for students this year’

Laptops will be distributed among matric students from August 19.


Our Correspondent August 12, 2014

LAHORE: Provincial Minister for Education and Youth Affairs Rana Mashhood Ahmad Khan said on Tuesday that the government would continue its policy of promoting education among youth and laptops would be distributed among talented students during the year.

He was addressing a public meeting at Gulshan-i-Ravi football ground.

“The process of distributing laptops in the Punjab will start from August 19. Matric students with 72 per cent or above marks will be given laptops,” he said. The minister said that 100,000 laptops would be distributed during 2014.

“Our youth will not support any undemocratic revolution or tsunami,” he said.

He said that the Punjab government would take all steps necessary for the protection of citizens.

Rana Mashhood distributed shields and cheques among volunteers who had performed duties during the Punjab Youth Festival.

A musical show was also arranged on the occasion.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 13th,2014.

COMMENTS (3)

Adeel | 6 years ago | Reply

If I calculate it right, one laptop cost almost 40,000 PKR, and if there is given 10 Laptops to one college(10 students fo same College) it will be around 400,000 PKR, wouldn't it be better if Punjab Govt can spend these 400,000 on schools where people are giving education in under the tree in open ground, or the schools which are really poor / old building.

No, they won't because they can't be advertised like pan masala, but laptops can.

N.M.Mitha | 6 years ago | Reply

I dont understand how laptops will help youth to grow in Education. your primary and secondary education status around the country is poor. and by distributing such laptops does not mean PML that you are doing good for your country's education. They need to grow up. there are some stances where minor does not get a chance to complete his primary and secondary school. To improve that what we are actually doing Sir?!!!!!

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