Punjab govt to send bright students abroad for higher education
RAWALPNIDI: The Punjab government will send talented and bright students abroad for higher education under the Endowment Fund of the Punjab Education Foundation.
Addressing a laptop computers distribution ceremony at Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMAS AAUR), Member of National Assembly Hamza Shahbaz Sharif said the Punjab government had allocated Rs 8 billion for the fund, which would help assist deserving students in getting higher education in their respective fields.
He distributed 7,000 laptops among students of different universities of the twin cities.
Next year, he announced, 300,000 computers would be given to students who show good performance in their respective fields.
He said the government was well aware of the needs of modern times, which was evident from that fact that it was equipping students with modern technology end distributing laptops across the province.
The MNA said there was total transparency in the distribution of laptops and criticism for the sake of criticism was unjustified.
He urged all political parties to shun their petty differences and get united to steer the country out of crises. “The country can be put on the road of consistent progress, prosperity and development if all political parties show unity as they have exhibited in the unanimous passage of the 18th, 19th and 20th constitutional amendments.”
Hamza claimed that the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz would ensure provision of maximum relief to the common man after coming into power, as it had a competent team of economic experts to devise people-friendly economic polices. He said around 65 percent of the population consisted of youth, and the PML-N is focusing on addressing their problems on priority.
Parliamentarians including Najma Hameed, Seema Jeelani, Tahira Aurangzeb, Malik Shakeel Awan, Malik Abrar, Muhammad Hanif Abbasi, Raja Hanif, Malik Iftikhar, Ziaullah Shah and Sharyar Riaz, Rawalpindi Commissioner Imdaullah Bosal, DCO Capt (r) Saqib Zafar and officials of the Punjab government attended the function. app