A ceremony for the distribution of laptops under Prime Minister’s National Laptop Scheme (PMNLS) Phase II was held at Virtual University of Pakistan, M.A Jinnah Campus, Lahore on February 11, 2017. Prof. Ahsan Iqbal, Federal Minister for Planning and Development was the chief guest of the ceremony. More than 700 VU students from various disciplines received their laptops on the occasion. The PM laptop scheme has benefitted 2500 Virtual University students across the country under PMNLS.
Mr. Ahsan Iqbal on the occasion highlighted that information technology is driving the knowledge revolution today. He emphasized that nations having latest communication systems and using modern technology will be able to survive in future. He added that the job market is converting from conventional to non-conventional and mentioned that robots and computers will soon be replacing humans. He termed the laptops as a passport to the digital age. He further said that the Government supports the initiatives taken by Virtual University of Pakistan for empowering the human capital of Pakistan.
Dr. Naveed A Malik, Rector VU, thanked the Minister and all the participants. He urged the students to make best use of the laptops for research purpose and personal development. He said that the positive usage of technology is imperative in this modern era for bringing socio-economic development in society. The students were excited after receiving laptops and recognized the efforts of the Government as a symbol of encouragement.