LAHORE -  Punjab Government Spokesperson Pervaiz Rashid said that the promotion of national cohesion and solidarity was the top priority of PML-N and the party denounced the division of the country on the basis of language, region or party.

While addressing the laptops distribution ceremony among students of Allama Iqbal Medical College on Saturday, Senator Pervaiz said that laptops and books have been provided to the youth for bringing prosperity to the country. He said that the detractors of the Punjab government were opposing distribution of laptops just for the sake of criticism. He said that it would have been better if the rivals of PML-N instead of criticizing the scheme also supported the steps taken for the upgradation of education sector adding that it was lamentable that the opponents were indulged only in negative criticism. The Senator said that progress, stability and educational revolution in the country could be brought only through education and laptops distribution would open new avenues of progress and development.

Speaking on the occasion, MNA Saad Rafique said that students should not be misled by catchy slogans and rosy promises. He said that revolution was an evolutionary process and was brought about by practical efforts and not by mere slogans. He said that dictatorship was not the solution to the problems adding that the judiciary was free and should take action against the anti-state forces. PML-N leader said that Chief Minister strictly followed merit policy and the projects like yellow cab, Aashiyana housing scheme and laptops distribution were its testimony. He said that the estranged Baloch community would also be brought into national mainstream adding that the party was against the establishment of small units only to promote the interests of the feudal.

While addressing the students, Principal Prof Javed Akram said that IT Students Society had been established, e-scholar would be announced every year and cash prize of Rs100,000 would be distributed.  He also announced launching of Microsoft courses in the college. The ceremony was attended by Special Assistant to Chief Minister Salman Rafique, Health Secretary Arif Nadeem, faculty members and students.