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


  • mudasir

    good step

  • Guys leave the laptops check out the new iPhone 5 beating galaxy s3

    • Rabbani

      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.

      • irfan

        agreed…..its iPhone4.1 not 5
        Apple disappointed me….

        • Shahid Saleem

          I don’t understand all these complaints. What more, really, were you expecting for a phone?

          I mean if I buy a screwdriver in 1992, I don’t expect to buy a screwdriver with a sd slot in 2012.

    • TAIMUR

      mAN IF YOU CHECK THE SPECIFICATIONS OF BOTH GALAXY S3 AND IPHONE 5 THAN YOU WILL KNOW THAT GALAXY S3 IS BETTER THAN IPHONE 5

  • Rabbani

    They think thy can increase their vote count !

  • Anonymous

    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

  • ese ese logon ko pehle yeh laptops mile jo kabhi university hi ny gaye hamare area mea 1 ese hi bande ko mila tha

    • MoMoo

      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.

      • Mobi

        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..

  • Munna

    Tech2fetch us bande se setting karwao kitne ka dega?

  • sarmad

    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 ?????

  • Imran

    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

    • Atif

      Is he giving from his pocket? wake up dude!

      • MoMoo

        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/

        • Atif

          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.

          • Imran

            @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!

  • Hassan

    YAR LAPTOP KE BAJAY . AWAM KO MEDICAL FACILITIES DO …..JOBS DO……LAPTOP NHE KAMA KR DAY GA.

  • Salman Abbas

    kin badnaseebon ko Celeron mile ga ROFL

  • M.Aswad Mehtab

    5 models?
    Why no only 1 model for all ?

  • Salam, ak job to dy nhi skti yah pk govt bs joc nkalti rhti hai. Jobs dy do to sub laptop ly gy jes ko zrort hoe.

  • 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

  • plz sir disable koty par laptop milny chahiyen

  • 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?????

  • Aamir

    This thing really helps in promoting education. I appreciate it.

  • 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.

  • Parvez Iftikhar

    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

  • mudasir

    good step

  • Muhammad Ahmed

    Guys leave the laptops check out the new iPhone 5 beating galaxy s3

    • Rabbani

      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.

      • irfan

        agreed…..its iPhone4.1 not 5
        Apple disappointed me….

        • Shahid Saleem

          I don’t understand all these complaints. What more, really, were you expecting for a phone?
          I mean if I buy a screwdriver in 1992, I don’t expect to buy a screwdriver with a sd slot in 2012.

    • TAIMUR

      mAN IF YOU CHECK THE SPECIFICATIONS OF BOTH GALAXY S3 AND IPHONE 5 THAN YOU WILL KNOW THAT GALAXY S3 IS BETTER THAN IPHONE 5

  • Rabbani

    They think thy can increase their vote count !

    • MoMoo

      yes they will

  • Anonymous

    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

    • There is no choice and all laptops are of same model/type/color which is black

  • ese ese logon ko pehle yeh laptops mile jo kabhi university hi ny gaye hamare area mea 1 ese hi bande ko mila tha

    • Munna

      Tech2fetch us bande se setting karwao kitne ka dega?

      • Kamran Khan Mohmand

        kabhi nahi……

      • hehehe mea kese karwo setting lagta ha is bar phir usko mile ga :P

    • Munna

      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.

      • Latest Pakistan Updates

        Soch he Apki :D

        • Funny Pictures

          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..

  • sarmad

    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 ?????

    • Laptops are given after getting list of brilliant students by the University. If you are not on the list by your institute then you may not get it,

  • Imran

    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

  • Hassan

    YAR LAPTOP KE BAJAY . AWAM KO MEDICAL FACILITIES DO …..JOBS DO……LAPTOP NHE KAMA KR DAY GA.

    • M.Aswad Mehtab

      laptop can earn you a handsome living .. as far as you know how to use it the right way…

  • Salman Abbas

    kin bad-naseebon ko Celeron mile ga ROFL

  • Atif

    Is he giving from his pocket? wake up dude!

    • MoMoo

      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/

      • Atif

        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.

        • Imran

          @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!

  • M.Aswad Mehtab

    5 models?
    Why no only 1 model for all ?

  • Mohsin Raja

    Salam, ak job to dy nhi skti yah pk govt bs joc nkalti rhti hai. Jobs dy do to sub laptop ly gy jes ko zrort hoe.

  • syed Aitazaz hussin

    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

  • syed Aitazaz hussin

    plz sir disable koty par laptop milny chahiyen

  • ahmad

    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?????

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      Bahii App ko Ye Kss ne Btay hai :)

  • Aamir

    This thing really helps in promoting education. I appreciate it.

  • Parvez Iftikhar

    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

  • Malik

    Good Step.i
    appreciate CM/

  • Talha

    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.

  • Umer

    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.

    • mohsin

      atleast he is giving something ,not like pppp or other parties who had givn only comments

      • Soban

        i totally agree with you.

      • hmm…ri8888888 mohsin

  • umer

    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.

  • Alone ©™

    Asalam o Alikom Kaya Ye Abii jo BS 4years Mein Admission le Raee hai un ko Be Mile ga Kaya Any One Tell me :P

  • batool

    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

  • adeel akhtar

    geo shahbaz sharif

  • husnain

    ap kbi bi nhi jan sko ge bai or bahno ap ko nhipta is ne prizes dea hai

  • Sabeeha Abdul Waahid

    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.

    • m bilal

      sirf 1st no fair h wesy

  • awais

    kab start ho ge …..scheme 2012

  • m bilal

    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

    • Soban

      UET Lahore me to 1st say last sab semesters waloon ko diye hain

    • m bilal i agred wid u

  • wajid farooq

    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.

  • HUMA KHAN

    only 60 % 70% ku sir 68 69% walo ko zarurat ni h kaya 1st semester walo ke mojy h un ko inter ke base mai da aty h ap log

  • raniabutt

    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…………….

    • Younas

      hahahahah good

  • kaya matric ka student ko laptop mita ha bcz mara 83% marks hain aur mana govt model muslim girls high school multan sa matric kiya ha

    • Rana Umar

      nhe hahaha

    • Younas

      han g zaroor mily ga …. just wait

    • sharial

      jee aap ko hag he mile ga lana he to concat 03232923031 timeing am 9 to 12 pm

  • habib

    i wil be really thankful if u plz think about those students who unfortunatelly missed their laptops or they stil did not take over their laptops. im from BWP Islamia university bahawal pur. we dear CM think about us. we r eligible for laptop but not received yet

  • habib

    aik Sal ho gia h hum ko laptop nahi mila ha hum koi bhi thek info nhi mil rahi ha plz reconsider about missing students of IUB plzzzzzzzzzzz

  • Rana UMar

    Assalam o Alaikum,

    Sir me uni of Sergodha canal campus lahore me prhta hn ur yhan CS or IT k departments hn

    merit criteria k lihaz se hm studnts k marks LAPTOPS k lye capable hn

    kindlu hmare is campus me b LAPTOPS ki tkseem ki jae

    we would be very thankful to you

  • article is saying that “NO NEW NAME WILL BE ENTERED IN THE LISTS”
    What does it mean? what about those students who were not eligible last year for the scheme in their Bechelor’s but, this year they have worked hard and now want to get reward? anybody plz tell me

  • we the students of allied health sciences are highly eligible for laptops but still we are not awarded…..isn’t it discrimination????? itx nothing but just a fake darama….sigh…..:/

  • sataish

    i.t k stdnts ko dny chahiye thy

  • ali hassan

    how i chack my registratio i m the student of haily college pujnjab uni in mphiljst tell me how i check my registration

  • SANA MAQSOOD

    hey every 1 plz tell me kay online registration kkasy karwaty han for laptopssss………….

  • Hafiz Muhammad Umair

    Dear Mr.Shabaz Sharif

    I would like to say that I have secured 74% in my FA and now I am the student of CA(Institute of Charted Accountant).I have been cleared my foundation in first attempt. I am also doing Graduation form University of Karachi.I want to have a laptop which would be beneficial for me in my studies.It is a kind request to provide me a Laptop

    your sincerely

    Hafiz Muhammad Umair

  • alisha durrani

    chife minister of Punjab.sir i want laptop because now all school work is on computer or laptop and my father dont hove much money to buy for me computer or laptop i will thankful to you and my address is kabul river durrani street nowshera kalan1

    • sharial

      hi i sale laptop price 1500

  • rabia

    plz tell me collge teachers who are doing m.phil aree they eligible to get laptop

  • Muhammad Ahmad

    Sir i am the student of last year in gift university, i do final year project but i have no latest laptop , i need a laptop so i do my project successfully. My project is one of that project which is not implemented yet. My current CGPA is 3.48

  • Yasir

    u will get it soon dont woory
    if u still have issues
    u kan contact me on ma email
    [email protected]

  • maria raht

    plz humri yaad b kar ly mei ist year ki student hu mujy b apse kuch lena hai