Govt Decides To Revive Laptop Scheme To Empower Youth Digitally

Government has decided to revive several programs, including the laptop scheme under PMYP, with the goal to empower the country’s youth and enabling them to compete with the rest of the world.

Govt Decides To Revive Laptop Scheme To Empower Youth Digitally

The government has decided to revive several programs, including the laptop scheme under the Prime Minister’s Youth Program (PMYP), with the goal to empower the country’s youth and enabling them to compete with the rest of the world.

Under the laptop scheme, 100,000 laptops will be distributed to students from various universities and colleges across Pakistan, with a budget of Rs 10 billion, to help empower the youth digitally and provide them with job opportunities.

A special quota has been reserved for students from Balochistan under the scheme, and the number of laptops to be distributed under the scheme has been doubled. Additionally, a 50 percent quota has been specified for women in the laptop scheme.

According to Shaza Fatima Khawaja, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Youth Affairs, the revival of the Prime Minister’s Youth Programme, which was launched in 2013 with the goal of empowering the young population, will ensure their inclusion in the digital world.

She went on to say that students who did not make the cut would be able to get laptops through commercial banks in easy installments. She said that the program was launched in 2013 by the former prime minister.

The laptops that were delivered among the youth between 2013 and 2018 brought about a revolution, as most of them were earning huge foreign exchange reserves for the country through e-lancing services.

The Prime Minister’s Laptops Scheme is for talented students, with the main goal of expanding the scope of research and quality education in the country as well as increasing access to information technology.

These opportunities are available to the youth by visiting pmyp.gov.pk.

The government also decided to revive four other initiatives, including the Prime Minister National Innovation Award, which will support the best business ideas in the country; the National Youth Commission, which will increase the role of youth in policymaking; the National Youth Employment Policy, which will create 2 million jobs annually; and the Revised Prime Minister’s Youth Business Loan Scheme, which will empower young people with an entrepreneurial mindset.

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