The Prime Minister Laptop Scheme was an initiative launched by former Prime Minister of Pakistan, Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, as part of the Prime Minister’s Youth Programme. The scheme aimed to provide laptops to deserving students studying in public and semi-public universities across Pakistan.
It started in 2013-14 with a goal to distribute 200,000 laptops to bright students in Pakistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJ&K).
However, the distribution was halted during the tenure of the PTI government. Now, the current authorities have decided to revive the program and empower students with laptops under the PM Youth Laptop Scheme 2023.
To apply for the scheme, interested candidates can follow these steps on the official PM Youth Programme website (https://pmyp.gov.pk/):
- Register for the scheme by providing personal information such as CNIC number, mobile phone number, and email address.
- Once registered, log in to the account.
- Check the application status in the designated section.
- Refer to the list of eligible universities available on the portal to determine if their institution qualifies.
- The deadline for online registration is June 20.
It is important to note that the Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Youth Affairs, Shaza Fatima, recently announced the reopening of applications for Phase VI of the PM’s Youth Laptop Scheme.