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December 19, 2012
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Punjab CM distributes Rs 110m among position holders, institution heads

December 19, 2012

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LAHORE: Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif distributed over Rs 110 million among position holders and heads of educational institutions from across the country in a grand ceremony for toppers of intermediate examinations 2012 on Tuesday.
The Toppers Convention-2012 was held at Alhamra Cultural Complex which was attended by position holders of all the four provinces, Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), Gilgit-Baltistan and Islamabad.
Addressing the ceremony, the chief minister said the Punjab government had spent unprecedented funds for the development of the education sector and was equipping the youth with latest knowledge. He added the Punjab government had awarded cash prizes of Rs 550 million to position holders of the whole country during the last five years and laid the foundation of education revolution. “Now young generation will have to carry forward the mission,” he added.
Shahbaz Sharif said 125,000 laptops were distributed among talented students on merit last year and the programme continued this year as well. He hoped that among the recipients of laptops more than 10,000 IT experts would emerge to play their role in ensuring a prominent place for Pakistan among developed nations and Pakistan would also become ‘Silicon Valley’ someday.Shahbaz said he had stopped the construction of a luxurious complex for ministers at a cost of Rs 650 million.

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