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Government allocates Rs. 4 billion to distribute 100,000 laptops among students this year

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In their efforts to assist the Pakistani youth, the Punjab government has announced that it will be distributing 100,000 laptops among students in the academic year 2016 – 2017.

The news comes with the announcement of the provincial budget. Punjab Finance Minister, Dr. Ayesha Ghous Pasha, presented the budget which has an outlay of Rs. 1681.41 billion during the Punjab Assembly session held this Monday. The total budget has been split into different categories out of which Rs. 20 billion has been allocated for the agriculture sector, Rs. 1,584 million for social welfare and Rs. 7.5 billion for industrial development.

The Punjab government is also allocating Rs. 46.86 billion to better the higher education sector in the country. An additional Rs. 4 billion has been set aside for the distribution of 100,000 laptops among college and university students.

No further information about the laptop scheme has been revealed.

Written by Maryam Dodhy
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