Rs. 500 mln allocated for CM laptop scheme

Published on – January 27, 2017 – 3:01 am
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QUETTA: Chief Minister Balochistan Nawab Sanaullah Khan Zehri has said that he wanted to materialise the vision of an educated Balochistan which requires fulfillment of all the modern requirements of education for the training of the youth of the province.


QUETTA: Chief Minister Balochistan Nawab Sanaullah Khan Zehri has said that he wanted to materialise the vision of an educated Balochistan which requires fulfillment of all the modern requirements of education for the training of the youth of the province.

He expressed these views during a convention called on the implementation of Chief Minister Balochistan 2016-17 laptop scheme. Chief Minister Balochistan Saifullah Chatta, Secretary Finance and Secretary Information Technology were also among the participants of the convention.

500 million rupees have been allocated during the current fiscal year for the CM laptop scheme to purchase 10 thousand quality laptops by March, 2017. The laptops would be distributed by June 2017.

It was decided during the meeting that 10 per cent laptops would be distributed on the provincial merit while rest of the laptops would be distributed at Union Counsel level on merit basis so that no area of the province is neglected.

CM Balochistan addressing to the participants said that he wanted to provided this facility to the youth of Balochistan and now that the youth have the opportunity they should benefit from it, adding that this would provide an opportunity to the youth of this province to compete with other province. He said that the Information Technology would be promoted in the province and students would get jobs. He added that the government would continue to support the hard working students.

On the occasion, CM also directed the strict action against the ghost schools and ghost teachers and directed the concerned authorities to present him a report in this regard.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Balochistan Nawab Sanaullah Khan Zehri has said that engineers retain a pivotal importance for the ongoing development process in the country and government would resolve the issues of engineers remaining within the ambit of rules and regulations.

He expressed these views while talking to a delegation of Balochistan Engineers Association that called on him here on Thursday.

He said that the issues of engineers of all the departments including department of communication and building preferentially. He also stressed upon the engineers to complete the development projects timely so that the development process is expedited.

Opposition leader Balochistan Assembly Maulana Abdul Wassey, Provincial Minister PHE Nawab Ayaz Khan Jogezai and MPA Abdul Malik Kakar were also present during the meeting.

The delegation apprised the CM regarding the issues of the engineers. CM assured the delegation that the protection of the interests of engineers would be ensured. He also constituted a committee to take an overview of the issues of engineers as per rules and regulation which comprised Secretary S&GAD, Secretary Law, Secretary Finance. This committee would present its report to the CM.

Meanwhile, a delegation of private schools assocation also called on CM. Talking to the delgation, CM said that the services of the private schools are viewed with honour but it was also imperative that the private schools improved their performance so that the educational activities are strengthened in the province.

CM was apprised that the total number of students in private schools of Balochistan was 0.7 million.

The delegation requested solution of the problems that confronted the private schools. CM said that a parliamentary committee had already been constituted under the head of Provincial Education Minister, adding that this committee would take an overview of the issues and present recommendations for solution of the problems of private schools.