Shahbaz Sharif Announces 100,000 Laptops for 2012 (Specifications Revealed)

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Chief Minister of Punjab, Mr. Shahbaz Sharif has announced the details of next 100,000 laptops that are planned to be given away for year 2012.

Chief Minister has said that first shipment of 2012 laptops, to be given away later in the year, is likely to arrive by 20th of next month.

These 100,000 laptops will be given away to evening students and scholars from day shifts. We are likely to get more details on this, especially the details on registration and enrollment, in coming days.

Earlier this year Chief Minister Punjab, under its Punjab Youth Laptop Campaign, had distributed 100,000 laptops to the top achievers in graduation programmes.

Like any other initiative in Pakistan, CM’s Punjab Youth Laptop also faced criticism from media and those students who alleged the scheme for bearing favoritism. Shahbaz Sharif’s laptops also went on sale on OLX, which was later strictly prohibited by the government.

According to a Shahbaz Sharif’s Facebook Status Update it appears that next laptops for Punjab Youth Laptop scheme will come from HP with more than one kind of processors.

Processors are said to be with following specifications:

  • Intel®Celeron®ProcessorB820(1.70GHz,2MBL3Cache,1333MHzFSB)
  • 2ndgenerationIntel®Core™i32350MProcessor(2.3GHz,3MBL3Cache)
  • 2ndgenerationIntel®Core™i32370MProcessor(2.4GHz,3MBL3Cache)
  • Intel®Pentium®B980Processor(2.20GHz,2MBL3Cache)
  • Intel®Pentium®B970Processor(2.30GHz,2MBL3Cache).

CM said that detailed specifications will revealed later.

Tech reporter with over 10 years of experience, founder of ProPakistani.PK


    • Who said so ! iPhone 5 is the worst machine of 2012. They came up with nothig after a year. Its same old machine buy a large screen n fast processing, a stretched iPhone 4.

  • well i think if shebaz sharif want to give laptops he should give the same model to every one i think it would equalize the people because if he go with Intel®Celeron®ProcessorB820(1.70GHz,2MBL3Cache,1333MHzFSB)
    2ndgenerationIntel®Core™i32350MProcessor(2.3GHz,3MBL3Cache)
    2ndgenerationIntel®Core™i32370MProcessor(2.4GHz,3MBL3Cache)
    Intel®Pentium®B980Processor(2.20GHz,2MBL3Cache)
    Intel®Pentium®B970Processor(2.30GHz,2MBL3Cache)…. multiple choices like that students will probably want to have the highest one and so the corruption will be start in this , he should give the same models specifcation that he gave last year with only two color models just like the last year or else if he goes with these four multiple things then who knows what happens .. i hope you guys got my point

    • so what you think we all are saints.

      exception is always there.

      while appreciate who got the laptop, which county of the world (remember not a country its county), like our punjab has took that step in their area for promoting education.

      • o bhai zara pehlay khanay ko roti, pehny ko kapra or rehny ko makan to de do.. wo sab hai nai.. laptop de rahay hain.. kya soch hai aapki.. aankhen kholo Allah k banday..

  • admin do u have any idea when these laptop to b distributed among evening students ???????????? I’m 1 of them …… waiting for the reply i 9 not early but whn did thse laptop to b distributed ?????

  • Before I make a comment I would like to let you know that I am not affiliated to any party in Pakistan.
    Whatever Shabaz is doing is good for the poor. Either the poor takes the laptop sell them or use them for further studies.It theres to do whatever they want. Therefore I applaud Shabaz on taking these step in helping the poor gain higher studies.
    Therefore, message to the negative commenter’s on this post: In your lifetime how many laptops have you given to poor, for any means? Think about this before commenting

      • so it means if you ever got a prize from your class teacher no one should appauld for this because class teacher didn’t give out from his pocket.

        isn’t it/

        • Well burning billion of rupees in prize? are we having gigantic economic growth? Where are the students using Laptops? for chatting on facebook? Btw I have never heard teachers giving off such expensive prizes.

          • @Atif. Even if he is burning or looting Pakistan, at least he is sharing it with his own people. HEis providing for them to use as a resource to excel in their future.

            @To all commenter. Think of this as a positive step by CM, whatever his concerns of giving.

            Most International Tech companies have more trust on Punjab

            Zara Sochiya!

  • salam sir mn islami university ka computer science ka student hon or mn ek disable(maazoor) student hon meri sir shahbaz shaareef sahb sy ye request hy k 2nd phase mn evening k sath disable students ko b laptop deye jaen taky wo ehsas kamtari ka shikr na hon.ap sy bar bar ye request karta hon k disable(specail) students ko laptop deye jaen

  • superame court has orderd punjab govt to shut down all the schools because punjab govt dont have a money to pay income to teachers and here laptops lka landa bazar lga hy?????

  • I think this is another way of looting pakistan economy by giving by buying cheap laptops in high rates and spending much money on laptop giving ceremonies.
    Mostly students sale their laptops and now they are available in market then how mian ji make this process transparent to give laptops to only deserved persons ?

    Its also a trick to take young votes for mian ji,s as all are listening that youth is with imran khan but someone tell mian ji this juggling is not affectable.

  • I have no affiliation with any party but I must applaud it as a good step. Just because some of them will land at OLX or some will go to favourites, doesnt make the whole scheme bad. If nothing else it will increase PC pnetration in Pakistan, which is one of the huge obstacles in growth of IT in Pakistan

    • Who said so ! iPhone 5 is the worst machine of 2012. They came up with nothig after a year. Its same old machine buy a large screen n fast processing, a stretched iPhone 4.

  • well i think if shebaz sharif want to give laptops he should give the same model to every one i think it would equalize the people because if he go with Intel®Celeron®ProcessorB820(1.70GHz,2MBL3Cache,1333MHzFSB)
    2ndgenerationIntel®Core™i32350MProcessor(2.3GHz,3MBL3Cache)
    2ndgenerationIntel®Core™i32370MProcessor(2.4GHz,3MBL3Cache)
    Intel®Pentium®B980Processor(2.20GHz,2MBL3Cache)
    Intel®Pentium®B970Processor(2.30GHz,2MBL3Cache)…. multiple choices like that students will probably want to have the highest one and so the corruption will be start in this , he should give the same models specifcation that he gave last year with only two color models just like the last year or else if he goes with these four multiple things then who knows what happens .. i hope you guys got my point

  • admin do u have any idea when these laptop to b distributed among evening students ???????????? I’m 1 of them …… waiting for the reply i 9 not early but whn did thse laptop to b distributed ?????

  • Before I make a comment I would like to let you know that I am not affiliated to any party in Pakistan.
    Whatever Shabaz is doing is good for the poor. Either the poor takes the laptop sell them or use them for further studies.It theres to do whatever they want. Therefore I applaud Shabaz on taking these step in helping the poor gain higher studies.
    Therefore, message to the negative commenter’s on this post: In your lifetime how many laptops have you given to poor, for any means? Think about this before commenting

    • so it means if you ever got a prize from your class teacher no one should appauld for this because class teacher didn’t give out from his pocket.
      isn’t it/

      • Well burning billion of rupees in prize? are we having gigantic economic growth? Where are the students using Laptops? for chatting on facebook? Btw I have never heard teachers giving off such expensive prizes.

        • @Atif. Even if he is burning or looting Pakistan, at least he is sharing it with his own people. HEis providing for them to use as a resource to excel in their future.
          @To all commenter. Think of this as a positive step by CM, whatever his concerns of giving.
          Most International Tech companies have more trust on Punjab
          Zara Sochiya!

  • salam sir mn islami university ka computer science ka student hon or mn ek disable(maazoor) student hon meri sir shahbaz shaareef sahb sy ye request hy k 2nd phase mn evening k sath disable students ko b laptop deye jaen taky wo ehsas kamtari ka shikr na hon.ap sy bar bar ye request karta hon k disable(specail) students ko laptop deye jaen

  • superame court has orderd punjab govt to shut down all the schools because punjab govt dont have a money to pay income to teachers and here laptops lka landa bazar lga hy?????

  • I have no affiliation with any party but I must applaud it as a good step. Just because some of them will land at OLX or some will go to favourites, doesnt make the whole scheme bad. If nothing else it will increase PC pnetration in Pakistan, which is one of the huge obstacles in growth of IT in Pakistan

  • Good…..I really appreciate it.. This kind of campaign helps a lot those student who suffer in lack of resources in education Industry…. My personal muse is that this kind of campaign run in Sindh for better future.

  • Positive? Whats so positive in it. Tax Payers money being wasted for personal commission per laptop. Our teachers need higher pays and students need better classroom equipments, better publishers and books, not laptops.

    To Top it all: Sharif Family Members like Mariam, Nawaz (Who dont even have any official govt position) distribute these laptops in costly award ceremonies. All being done from our money.

    Even the laptop is marked as Shabaz Sharif, why not it says from “People of Pakistan”. This Laptop, Rosgar, Taxi and Roti Schemes had already cost multi billion rupees to us. Punjab Govt advertise like these are from Sharif Family’s personal income.

  • dramy alla ka iak aur drama. can use this money for load shedding solution. samaj se bahar ha pehle yellow cap phir laptop. students need jobs. need electricity for study. do something in these sectors instead of yellow cap & laptop.

  • There would only be one type of laptop and it would be HP. 100K numbers are order and first batch will land arround 15 OCT, Last time it was Dell in two colors. Now its HP and hopefully would be better bcoz of better brand.

  • its a realy good step. i appreciate it much……. atleast there is a leader who do smthng for his people.. its help us alot in it field

  • sir kya her semester k student jo eligible hain. unhn bh laptop mily ga kya???? ya sirf 1st semester ko?? pls Sir hamain inform kr dain is bary main. thanks.

  • bhai sirf first semester walo ko de rhe ho baqe senior jo requirement pe full fill kr rhe h kiu ni de rhe jinko is time pe zarurat ha next semester mean 8th me unke project hoty ha

  • sons and daughters of rich people got these laptops. i think everyone have computers also laptop. this is totally wastage of public money. marryas has what right to distribute these laptops. shahbaz sharif will not produce electricity because it will not sees and not sure by people that it is produced by provincial or central govt. shahbaz sharif is not an intelligent person. he does not know the priority of jobs.

  • main shaib ap b.s hons k phale baches ko b to daen laptop ap srf new baches ko daen rahe hai ap ne hum se vote nai lena ya srf un se hi lena hai…………….


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