The Government Has Reportedly Decided To Bring Back The Prime Minister’s Laptop Scheme

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The federal government has decided to bring back the Prime Minister Laptop Scheme and other initiatives from the Prime Minister’s Youth Program (PMYP), according to an announcement made by Shaza Fatima Khawaja, the Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) for Youth Affairs.

At a news conference, she and Marriyum Aurangzeb, the federal minister of information and broadcasting, made the announcement.

The SAPM announced that this year, under the Prime Minister Laptop Scheme initiative, the government will give out 100,000 laptops to eligible pupils.

She said, “There would be a 50% share of women, but transgender will also be accommodated,” in reference to the laptop distribution programme. Balochistan, Shaza Fatima said, now has twice as many allotted seats.

“Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif is planning to roll out this initiative very soon,” she said.

Over 100,000 young people, according to the Special Assistant, will get training in various sectors, with an emphasis on information technology as part of the Skills Development Program.

Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed, head of the Higher Education Commission (HEC), has before dropped hints that the Prime Minister’s Laptop Scheme would be revived.

HEC’s chairman made the news to reporters in Karachi.

The HEC chairman continued by saying that with help from Microsoft and other international organisations, the HEC would launch an online education initiative for students at Pakistani institutions.

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