Imran Khan decides to abolish PM’s laptop scheme

08:13 PM | 5 Sep, 2018
Imran Khan decides to abolish PM’s laptop scheme
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ISLAMABAD – The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government has decided to abolish Prime Minister’s laptop scheme launched by the previous government.

All programs including PM’s laptop scheme will be abolished except Benazir Income Support Program (BISP), said Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry.

The Laptop Scheme was an initiative by the former Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif as a part of Prime Minister’s Youth Programme. The programme aims at providing laptops to deserving students studying in public and semi-public universities throughout Pakistan.

The scheme was formally initiated on 2014, with the aim to award students attaining higher marks in public and semi-public universities with free laptops under the program.

The scheme was prepared to target and facilitate more than 100,000 students per.