Govt to relaunch laptop scheme for university students

Staff Report

ISLAMABAD: The federal government has decided to once again launch laptop scheme for University students with a budget of Rs10 billion.
According to details, the announcement was made by Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal while addressing a ceremony in Islamabad.
Addressing the ceremony, the federal minister said that under this scheme one hundred thousand laptops will be provided to the students on merit to digitally empower them.
Ahsan Iqbal noted that National Bank of Pakistan (NBA) has also been asked to develop laptop leasing products so that every university student has access to an affordable laptop.
The planning minister further said that given the size of young population, Pakistan can turn Information Technology into one of its competitive advantages.