The federal government of Pakistan has now decided to expand the Prime Minister’s Laptop Scheme to schools. Under the PM’s new laptop scheme, capable students in matric will receive free laptops. In this respect, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has instructed the concerned authorities to make arrangements at the earliest to roll out the laptop scheme for Schools.
The Federal Government Aims to Make the Laptop Scheme a Permanent Strategy
Moreover, the federal government intends to make the free laptops system a permanent part of its laptop scheme for schools’ approach to allow students to become more competitive and to help them to overcome challenges in local and international markets. Recently, Federal Planning Minister, Ahsan Iqbal, met the Vice-Chancellors of public universities and asked them to deliver input regarding actions that can help students to enhance their knowledge.
Former PM Nawaz Sharif launched the Prime Minister’s Laptop Scheme in May 2014. The scheme originally aimed to provide talented students at public and semi-public universities with free laptops. The new scheme was also extended to intermediate students later. So far, four phases of the scheme have been completed. The second phase earned popularity among the students as they received detachable laptops with free internet connectivity.
Shehbaz Sharif Calls on Global Powers to Take United Action on Climate Change
In addition to this, the new prime minister of Pakistan Shehbaz Sharif on Sunday called on global powers for a united action to address the multifaceted challenge of climate change on World Environment Day. In his message on World Environment Day from his Twitter handle, the prime minister said that the theme of this year’s day is ‘Only One Earth’ and is a clarion call for a united global action to address the multifaceted challenge of climate change.