6,000 PU students still without laptops

Thousands of students of Punjab University who were registered in the first phase of laptop distribution are still without laptops, Pakistan Today has learnt. Students from over 70 departments of the Punjab University were registered by the Punjab government during the first phase of the laptop distribution ceremony that was held on March 23 this year. Students of evening and replica were registered according to the same criteria which the Punjab government had announced. Even then the students are still without laptops as the officials concerned continue to beat about the bush. The names of the students are also registered on the website. Some students also held protests but to no avail. “We sent all the documents to the department and the delay is on their end,” a PU official said, adding that the department had even sent a reminder three times.
“I keep getting calls and SMSes from the chief minister but what is the point if I haven’t got the laptop,” said Huma Ejaz, a student from the Mass Communication Department.
Another student from the Sociology Department said that he and his friends had even held a protest and the Punjab government had promised that they would be given their laptops but nothing had been done so far.
Mohsin Ali, another student, said that “these laptops are just a political game and the Punjab government has distributed them to get votes.”
“Punjab government is just trying to overcome the issue through the Punjab Youth Festival as they are not taking us seriously,” another student said.
“Officials have told us that there is a shortage of laptops so the students will have to wait,” an official of the PND Department of the Punjab University said. Repeated attempts were made to contact Education Minister Mujtaba Shuja-ur-Rehman but he could not be contacted.



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13 Comments

  1. Malik said:

    So there are still 6000 students for the charity to reach them.

    • SHAH HUSSAIN said:

      we change our laptop every year- we pay ourselves — old laptops we TRY to give away — but — most students DONOT HAVE DOMESTIC INTERNET CONNECTIONS — NO PROPER COMPUTER TUTORS to teach students to make proper use of laptops — miscrosoft programmes very expensive ..some suggestions —
      1– proper computer tutors 2– pakistan produced -NOT COPY- soft programmes relevant to students needs …3- old laptops from industry — clean and recycle for students 4– cheaper domestic internet connection services ..5- special software programmes relevant to academic subjects == INTERACTIVE LEARNING …

      FREELAPTOPS BY SHABAZ PUNJAB GOVT IS A FRAUD !!!!

  2. Tariq said:

    Danish School,laptops only make a vote Bank mean while closing down of the 5700 schools in Punjab was indicating the poor education policy of the Punjab government and Corruption in Punjab govt offices Daanish School System and promotion of information technology by setting up IT university and distribution of laptops and at the End only one man show in Punjab???????? result?????

  3. Star said:

    Well done CM. Keep squandering public funds to buy votes and laptops.

  4. Pro Truth said:

    What a joke! If there was some sanity in this laptop scheme, they should have provided computers to schools and colleges. This way all the students can use the technology without giving them away! If you wish to do things, do it properly. Dont make students into educated beggers!

  5. Pakistani said:

    They should each be given 5 laptops. It's not going to cost CM any money. He can impose more taxes on us.

  6. Computer Courses said:

    Danish School,laptops only make a vote Bank mean while closing down of the 5700 schools in Punjab was indicating the poor education policy of the Punjab government and Corruption in Punjab govt offices Daanish School System and promotion of information technology by setting up IT university and distribution of laptops and at the End only one man show in Punjab???????? result?????

  7. Muhammad qasim said:

    I think its a good step taken by punjab gov now its upto students that in which way thy make use of it.as much of the students founded to be unfamiliar with com usage in this time of IT even at graduate lavel.so take it as a positive step.

  8. zar khan said:

    I need another public project where I can make millions of dollars and also fool millions of people just so that I can come in power again. Thank you Mr CM.

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