OUR STAFF REPORTER LAHORE - Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said that the young generation is a guarantee to a prosperous and developed Pakistan, therefore, the Punjab government is implementing a comprehensive programme for equipping them with modern education. He said that distribution of 10, 0000 laptops among brilliant students will soon be started and this project will also be completed in a transparent manner like IT labs programme. He said that launching of modern, comfortable and affordable bus service in the provincial metropolis has resulted in availability of excellent transport facilities to the masses and this project is being extended to other big cities of the province as well. He was talking to assembly members of various districts here on Thursday who informed him of the development projects and problems of the people of their respective areas. The CM said that all out resources are being utilised for the speedy development of the province and special attention has been paid to the uplift of backward areas. He said that projects have also been started for the elimination of poverty and unemployment and interest-free loans of one billion rupees are being provided to the skilled people under self-employment scheme. He said that a sum of Rs 6 billion will be allocated next year for the provision of small loans. He said that scholarships are being provided from the Punjab Educational Endowment Fund to brilliant boy and girl students not only of the Punjab but other provinces and Azad Kashmir as well and the sum of this fund will reach the figure of Rs 10 billion next year. He said that British educationist Sir Michael Barbar, UK Department for International Development and World Bank have also appreciated the steps taken by the provincial government in education sector.