Lahore: Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan under Prime Minister’s Laptop Scheme will distribute almost 200,000 laptops in Phase-IV and V among the aspirants of government sector universities as well as degree awarding institutions.
As per the sources from Higher Education Commission, the last date of applying for the laptops is September 30th, 2017.
The first phase of the PM laptops scheme had been started in 2013-14 and it was decided to distribute almost one lakh laptops in every FY of the government.
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As, it was the last year of the Punjab government sitting because of which it has been decided to distribute remaining 2 lakh laptops in 2017-2018.
Punjab government under the scheme had distributed approximately 300,000 laptops in educational years of 2013-2014, 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 under Phase-I, II and III.
The laptop scheme was started by the former Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and it was also decided that 5 lakh laptops will be distributed among Ph.D and M.Phil aspirants from 2013-2015.
Now, the government has decided to distribute 2 lakh laptops in the last year of its duration to complete the target of 500,000 laptops in total 4 years.
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At first, the laptops were distributed among the government sector universities and afterwards, colleges and technical colleges had also been included in the PM’s laptops distribution scheme.
Similarly, at first, just Ph.D and M.Phil students were nominated for the scheme afterwards the BS level students were also given laptops.
When the scheme was introduced, the distance learning universities were not the part of it, whereas afterwards Allama Iqbal Open University and Virtual University were also chosen for this scheme.
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