LAHORE – Computer literacy is of vital importance in today’s education system, said PML-N leader Maryam Nawaz while addressing students at the laptop distribution ceremony held at Allama Iqbal Medical College on Wednesday. “Knowledge and information are a guarantee to success in all sectors of life and the PML-N government is committed to safeguard the interests of the present and future generations”, Maryam Nawaz said, adding, that ensuring a prosperous future for the youth was the vision of PML-N. The PML-N leader said that 125thousand laptops had been given to the students throughout Punjab on merit basis and it was her desire that every student around the country would have access to information technology in the same manner. She further said that women had an equally important role to play, to bring prosperity to the country, saying : “The Punjab government is investing in women’s education, establishment of new women universities and introduction of special packages for the women is proof of my party’s commitment to women’s empowerment.”Maryam Nawaz said that a bright and safe future was in sight and no power could stop Pakistan from proving itself as a dignified, sovereign and prosperous country. As many as 61 postgraduate research scholars of UHS were given laptops at the ceremony. Students sang national songs and a Guard of Honour was also presented by the Punjab Police.Women parliamentarians Zakia Shahnawaz, Anushay Rehman, and Shaista Pervaiz Malik, acting vice chancellor of the University of Health Sciences Prof I A Naveed, Dean PGMI Prof Tariq Sallah-ud-Din, UHS registrar Dr Asad Zaheer, teachers, parents and students attended the ceremony.This news was published in The Nation newspaper. Read complete newspaper of 05-Apr-2012 here.