Peshawar: Taking a page from Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif’s book, the KPK government announced its own Rs1 billion free laptop scheme – named Naway Sahar (New Dawn) – for students in the province, saying it would hand out 25,000 such laptops to top-performing students.
Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Announces Free Laptop Scheme Like CM Punjab Laptop Scheme for Talented Students of KPK in Provincial Budget of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 2012-13 yesterday.
This decision was made during a meeting in Chief Minister;s Secretariat last Wednesday in the presence of Chief Minister Ameer Haider Khan itself. After the meeting this news was revealed to the media that in Punjab Laptop Scheme is working in benefits of the student so it is decided that students of KPK will also awarded with laptop next month.
In the first session of laptop distribution it will distributed to those students who are from four year bachelor (BS) Program and those who are from Medical and Engineering programs. After the meeting in the press briefing Chief Minister KPK told that 2% quota was reserved for all the disable students of KPK of BS, Medical and Engineering institutions. One important note is that those students who are in master degree program even in public sector or Private sector are not included in this scheme as this decision will made after the first session completion that whether more laptop are required for the students or not.