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Prime Minister's Youth Laptop Programme

Brief Description

Aimed at spreading the use of computers amongst the college/university level students to bring about a technology revolution and bridge the digital divide

Internet

Dongles / internet connection would be included in the package

Eligibility Criteria

Students registered in HEC approved public sector educational institutions. Full coverage for research oriented courses such as PhD, M.Phl, MS etc masters/doctoral students and under-graduate students will get laptop.Associate Engineer Diploma students in polytechnics will also be included.
For further details visit http://www.hec.gov.pk/laptops

Geographical Spread

All over Pakistan.

Total Number

100,000 students per year

Executing agency

Higher Education Commission (HEC)/Ministry of Education and Trainings. To be designed and implemented based on the same pattern and parameters as adopted in the Punjab.

Important Stats

Phase-II (FY: 2014-18):

  • Budget Allocations in FY 2014-18:  Rs. 21 Billions
  • Following PPRA rules, contract for the supply of 200,000 2-in-1 detachable laptops was signed with successful bidder (M/s Haier Electrical Appliances Corp. China) on 12 August 2015.
  • As per the contract, 50,000 laptops will be imported while the remaining 150,000 laptops are going to be assembled locally in Pakistan at Haier Industrrial Park, Lahore.
  • HEC has informed that 50,000 laptops have been received from China in the godowns of M/s Hier Pakistan. 
  • Testing of selected samples has been completed satisfactorily, and HEC has started their distribution since 11 May 2016.

Phase-I (FY: 2013-14):

  • Budget Allocations in FY 2013-14: Rs. 4.5 Billions
  • HEC has so far distributed 93004 laptops to PhD, MPhil/MS, Master's and bachelor's students of universities all over Pakistan.
  • Haier has set up local assembly unit at Raiwind Road Lahore.
  • 1000 laptops have been locally assembled as per the contract.

Executing Agencies

  1. Higher Education Commission (HEC)/Ministry of Education and Trainings. To be designed and implemented based on the same pattern and parameters as adopted in the Punjab
  2. www.hec.gov.pk/laptops

People to contact

  1. Coordinator:
    Ms. Romina Khurshid Alam, MNA
    romina.mna@gmail.com

    Ms. Maiza Hameed MNA
    maizahameed@gmail.com
  2. Focal Person:
    Mr. Anwar Amjad DG –IT
    aamjad@hec.gov.pk
    Ms Shumaila
    Ms Asmat

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