The federal government led by Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) has decided to resume its landmark laptop awarding scheme under the Youth Development Initiatives for bright students, Academia learnt on Tuesday. According to HEC sources, a budget of 10 billion rupees is being allocated for the scheme and laptops will be provided to students of BS, Masters, MPhil, PhD, Undergraduate (with a limited number), Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU), and Virtual University (VU).

For this purpose, the government also established a committee under the supervision of the Chairman Higher Education Commission (HEC) Dr Mukhtar Ahmad which will finalize all the matters including criteria and others. As per the notification available with Academia Mag, the students will get laptops at the beginning of 2023.

The 14-member committee includes the Executive Director of HEC, an Additional Finance Secretary (Budget) Government of Pakistan, a Member Planning and Development Division, Science and Technology, the Secretary Higher Education Department Punjab, the Secretary Higher Education Department Sindh, the Secretary of Higher Education Department Balochistan, Secretary Higher Education Department Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, a representative from National Information Technology Board (NITB), Secretary Higher Education Department Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Representative of Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB), Representative of office Prime Minister of Pakistan, Project Director/ Secretary Committee Youth Laptop Scheme HEC Pakistan and a co-opted member.

According to the notification, the steering committee will review when and how to start the youth laptop distribution program and lay down the rules and procedures. The committee will review the budget and timeline of the said scheme and recommend the team for technical and non-technical support in the project; the steering committee also has the power to reject or accept any proposal.

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Arsalan Haider is a reporter at Academia Mag and has worked with leading national dailies and news channels. He tweets @arsalanhaider14

47 Comments

  1. Hafiza Ayesha Samreen Reply

    This is best opportunity for those students those don’t afford this

    • Very best idea…very helpful for 5hose students who are not able to purchase laptop

      • Niamat Ullah Baloch Reply

        Yes absolutely you are right. There are many talented students they cannot afford it

    • Momina Naeem Reply

      This is great effort and good news for those who can’t affored it .

    • Saba Javaid Abid Reply

      I really need this to achieve success in next level of life …. it’s very interesting scheme for students who want to achieve new goals.

      • It’s amazing for deserve students….kind of nations probably unfortunate….but it’s to u prime minister…love that scheme….bundle of thanks 👍

  2. It’s amazing for deserve students….kind of nations probably unfortunate….but it’s to u prime minister…love that scheme….bundle of thanks 👍

  3. Tahir Nawaz Reply

    Thanks for giving this huge opportunity, it’s very helpful for every students.

  4. Affan Shahid Reply

    How I can get this laptop I mean what I do there is any application or what

    • MashaAllah and jazak Allah for this good work May Allah bless them who are doing such a good deeds🤲

  5. This is a way of helping needy student who can’t afford this thanku prime minister of Pakistan

  6. Saba Javaid Abid Reply

    It’s very interesting scheme for students who want to achieve success and new goals in their life.

  7. Abdul Qadeer Reply

    It will again enhance the abilities of students to to do their studies best and well.

  8. This is very brilliant idea and thank u because you are helping for those students who cannot afford the laptop because of their financial issues thank u so much

  9. That’s great news. Excellent step by PM Shabaz govt. Laptop is Too much helpful in the studies and it is the demand of this bcz the use of laptop in positive way is very beneficial.Thanx govt of Pakistan 🤲✨👍💗💗

  10. It’s a very good step taken by the government to help the students and literally it will help us alot

  11. Tahira Naimat Reply

    Good decision to help students for their research as well as students who have no capacity to buy such an expensive gadget.

  12. Thank u so much, it’s really a best way to help poor and hard working students who can’t purchase a laptop… Thank you( PMLN)

  13. This is the best apportunity to the poor study in study that is very useful in higher studies
    Thanks to Pakistan govt

  14. Jazkallah sir this is the great effort for all those students who want to do great things and learn more skills but can’t afford the expense of these technologies

  15. It’s a good step towards education because education was disturb by COVID 19 UpTo now not come to it’s own place in My point of view so it’s a good work for students

  16. This is best opportunity for needy students which never buy the expensive electronic device like laptop
    PML-N must be delivered laptops to needy students ✅

  17. it is best oppertunity for those who can not study due to their finencial essue.
    Laptop scheep for students make them a successful in the world if they get knowledge from the use of laptop.

  18. Aleena javaid Reply

    It’s a very good opportunity to those students who cannot buy expensive devices.

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