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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    Aleena javaid

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

    October 30, 2022
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    Fizza Batool

    Its very good opportunity for students

    October 29, 2022
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    KHIZAR

    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.

    October 29, 2022
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    Razia Yasin

    It’s a very good idea to help poor and talented students…..Thank you PM

    October 29, 2022
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    Mobeen zulfiqar bashir

    It’s really amazing opportunity for all students ?

    October 28, 2022
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    Muhammad Younis shan

    Allah pak bless u with honour ,you people helping the poor students who cant afford

    October 28, 2022
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    Noor

    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 ✅

    October 28, 2022
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    Zaryab khan

    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

    October 28, 2022
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    Thanks s

    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

    October 28, 2022
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    Fatima noor

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

    October 28, 2022

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