Chairperson Prime Minister’s Youth Programme Maryam Nawaz Monday said the government intends to provide laptops to 0.1 million students of the country in June this year.

Addressing “Fee Reimbursement Scheme for Less Developed Areas” here at Governor House, she said education is top priority of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif who has initiated “Fee Reimbursement Scheme” for deserving students of less developed areas in a bid to facilitate them to continue their higher studies.

She said under the scheme the Prime Minister would pay the fee including admission fee and library charges of deserving students up to Rs. 40,000, adding that she will add boarding and lodging charges of FATA students in this scheme.

Maryam Nawaz said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and whole PML-N respect the trust of the people, which they endorsed in PML-N leadership during the general elections. The party is working day and night to put the country on the path of prosperity and development.

She deplored protests by certain political parties in the country and questioned that whether they were protesting against development of the country?

She said the policies of Prime Minister have resulted in stoppage of drone attacks inside Pakistan, considerable decrease in incidents of terrorism and initiation of development projects in the country.

Maryam Nawaz said that she had not come to KP to criticize provincial government rather she had come to deliver to youth of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa what they deserve.

Those who were staging protests in other provinces should have to deliver to their voters and show performance instead of indulging in protests and agitation, she remarked and added “I wish to see metro like project in Peshawar.”

The Chairperson of Youth Programme paid salute to male and female students of FATA and KP for uninterruptedly continuing their higher studies despite challenging law and order situation and terrorism threats.

Maryam said she had accepted the responsibility of Youth Programme as a chairperson for the brighter future of youth, especially of backward areas.

“I have no desire to get a ministry or lucrative post; rather I have assumed the responsibility of Youth Programme as a chairperson so that I could work for the brighter future of youth.”

Maryam Nawaz expressed gratitude to students and people of Khyber Pakthunkhwa for giving her warm welcome on her arrival and said she came after 16 years and impressed with the hospitality of KP people.

She recalled that KP people gave her same reception when she came to Peshawar 16 years earlier when Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif was convicted in two false cases.

Earlier, HEC chairman Professor Dr. Mukhtiar Ahmed said that 34,000 student of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will be benefitted from “Fee Reimbursement Scheme”. He said that Rs. 1.2 billion will be distributed among students across the country under the head of “Fee Reimbursement Scheme” by June this year.

He said that as many as 7225 student of seven agencies of FATA and 10 districts of KP will get their fee reimbursed this year under the prime minister’s initiative.

The HEC chairman informed the participants that 10 universities of Pakistan are among top best universities of Asia.