Higher Education Commission has awarded contact for supply of 200 thousand laptops. These laptops will be distributed among students during the year 2015 and 2016.
Haier has already set up an assembly plant “Haier Industrial Park in Pakistan. This was required by HEC to setup a assembly plant so that 400,000 laptops should be assembled locally.
All M.Phil, M.Sc. (Hons.), MS and Ph.D scholars are eligible for these laptops without any merit. However, merit will be formed for the students who are studying in under graduate programs in HEC recognized public sector universities.
The contract has been awarded under the project named Prime Minister National Laptop Scheme (PMNLS) under which 500 thousand laptops have to be distributed in 5 year tenure of this government.
During last financial year, 100 thousand laptops have already been distributed among the students of Pakistan. However, a number of students in under graduate programs were not able to receive the laptops due t high merit.