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Will make country greater by distributing laptops among youths: PM Shehbaz Sharif

Will make country greater by distributing laptops among youths: PM Shehbaz Sharif
July 7, 2023 Web Desk

ISLAMABAD (92 News) - Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has said that the youths are future of the country and they will make the country greater by distributing laptops among youths.

Addressing the launching ceremony of laptop programme here on Friday, he said that they would defeat the neighbouring country through the hard work of youths. "I am ready to distribute 10 million laptops if the country has resources," he maintained. He announces to give agriculture loan to children in rural areas.

APP adds: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said that the government was committed to empowering the youth of the country as empowering them was key to ensure development and prosperity of Pakistan.

He said the youth of the country were capable enough to transform the country’s fate as with their hard work and dedication, they could help Pakistan develop at faster pace leaving its neighboring country far behind in term of economic development and prosperity.

The prime minister said that this ceremony reminded him of the days when as Chief Minister Punjab he distributed hundreds of thousands laptops among the students on merit.

He said those laptops helped the students a lot during Covid pandemic days when they took their classes online while sitting home and also earned their bread and butter by working as freelancer.

He informed that he as CM Punjab also provided scholarships to the talented youths under Punjab Education Endowment Fund (PEEF), and the beneficiary of these programmes was now serving the country in various areas including health, IT and engineering.

The prime minister maintained that this had been his mission to provide every youth with a laptop machine to enable them to successfully move forward in their respective areas. He informed that apart from the 100,000 laptops approved for the previous financial year, he also get another 100,000 laptops approved for the current fiscal year.

He said the laptop distribution process would totally be on merit and no influence will be accepted in this regard.

For the youth from rural areas, he said that the government had allocated Rs 5 billion to provide agriculture loans, while another Rs 5 billion had been allocated for the provision of skilled-based training to the youth.