Govt to re-launch laptop scheme for youth this year
ISLAMABAD, May 26 (Online) : The government will re-launch laptop scheme for the youth this year under the umbrella of Prime Minister Youth Program.
This was stated by Special Assistant on Youth Affairs Shaza Fatima at a news conference in Islamabad on Friday.
She said that under the scheme one hundred thousand laptops will be provided to the youth this year.
Regretting that the previous government halted this scheme, she pointed out that laptops provided under the Prime Minister Youth Program enabled the youth to continue their education and jobs during COVID-19.
Shaza Fatima said that the government has also initiated National Innovation Award to promote startup culture among the youth.
The Special Assistant said the government is also giving special emphasis to promotion of healthy activities amongst the youth. As part of these endeavors, she pointed out that about fifty four thousand children became part of different games over the last one year. She recalled that hockey trials were conducted in twenty five regions and volleyball trials in twenty eight regions.