Laptops for Punjab | AQ Khan at PU
Manufacturing of laptops in Punjab
Lahore, May 03:
Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif said on Wednesday that China is a
great economic force of the South Asia which has a commendable rate of
He said that a substantial improvement could
be brought about in information technology, agriculture, livestock,
solar energy and infrastructure sectors in the Punjab by benefiting from
the economic cooperation of China, which could be helpful in the
development of solar panels for domestic use to overcome energy crisis.
was talking to a delegation of Chinese investors, led by Shenzhen
Chamber of E-Commerce chairperson Jennifer Tong, at the Chief Minister's
Secretariat, here. Lahore Transport Company chairman Kh. Ahmad Hassaan,
the secretaries of Mines & Minerals and Energy, the Punjab
Information Technology Board chairman, the Vice Chairman of the Punjab
Investment Board and other senior officers were also present.
to the Chinese delegation, the chief minister said that Pakistan and
China were trusted friends of each other and their sincere friendship
was the guarantee to a durable peace and stability in South Asia. He
said that Pakistan could overcome its energy crisis by benefiting from
Chinese solar technology.
He said that there were
attractive investment opportunities for Chinese investors in bus rapid
transit system, solid waste management, information technology and other
sectors. He said that special attention was being given to the
promotion of information technology in Punjab and 300,000 laptops would
be distributed among talented students in the next financial year. He
said that Chinese investment in the manufacturing of laptops in Punjab
would be welcomed. He said that 42 projects had been started with the
collaboration of international companies associated with computer
industry for the achievement of the targets of good governance in
He welcomed the offer of Chinese cooperation in
e-commerce sector and said that e-commerce was an emerging sector in the
world which had the potential of vast economic benefits.
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Teachers to stage protest in Lahore
Lahore: Hundreds of teachers from Rawalpindi along with other teachers from all
over Punjab will reach Lahore today (Thursday) to stage a protest
outside the Punjab Assembly against the concerned authorities for not
accepting their demands, said SES Teachers Association Punjab President
Muhammad Shafique Bhalwalia on Wednesday.
He said that all teachers of Punjab are
struggling for their rights for the last many months, but no one is
paying heed to resolve their problems. He said teachers are facing very
hard time because of meagre salaries and high inflation. He said
teaching is one of the neglected professions now, as they don't have any
insurance, homes, plots and any other benefits.
Bhalwalia said: "We have given our 14 points charter of demand to the
Punjab government, but no one is considering it and taking notice of our
demands that's why we have decided to stage protest outside the Punjab
He said teachers have demanded group
insurance, upgradation, maturity claim, charge service allowance and
allocation of plots during service.
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AQ Khan urges youth to elect technocrats
Lahore: Renowned nuclear scientist and architect of Pakistan's nuclear programme Dr
Abdul Qadeer Khan came hard on politicians on Wednesday and urged the
youth to elect educated people and technocrats in the next polls.
a huge gathering of students in a ceremony organised by Punjab
University (PU) Directorate of Students Affairs at varsity's Faisal
Auditorium, he said situation of the country was deteriorating but
people should not lose hope.
Dr AQ Khan spoke against
Punjab government's laptop scheme and termed it a mistake like the
yellow cab scheme. He said instead of distributing laptops among
students the government should have established computer centres. He
also said he had earlier suggested that instead of distributing cabs
among people the government should go for establishing automobile
industry. He also said he had advised Nawaz Sharif to do business while
Shahbaz Sharif to do politics.
He said he had advised the
government in 1982 to focus on industrialization and establish
automobile industry but the rulers did not listen to his advice and
Pakistan was spending billions of rupees on import of cars, mobile
phones and other items.
Dr AQ Khan said, "Unfortunately
our politicians are making all efforts to destroy our country and it is
very difficult to advise them." He also said there was no need to say
anything about the people who had been appointed ministers for water,
power and petroleum.
In a lighter vein he said after
feeling the passion of PU students, he was thinking to take part in the
next elections from Lahore. He said, "Defeat of any opponent is possible
if we have a dedicated team."
He also said there was a
lot of talent in Pakistan while mentioning the world's youngest
Microsoft Certified Professional Arfa Karim and Ali Moeen Nawazish. He
was of the view that talented people should be provided with guidance
While sharing his memories regarding
early days of his life and atomic programme of Pakistan, the nuclear
scientist said he was so disheartened over the incident of East Pakistan
that he left eating food for some days.
Dr AQ Khan said
he also wanted to clarify as it was wrongly narrated to the people that
Zulfikar Ali Bhutto brought him to the country to start nuclear
programme. He added he himself first had written a letter to Zulfikar
Ali Bhutto to start nuclear programme upon which Bhutto kindly
considered his letter and invited him to Pakistan. He said he met ZA
Bhutto and gave suggestions to start nuclear programme and went abroad
but when he returned next year, he saw no initial task completed. He
stated that then Bhutto asked him to remain in the country as it was the
demand of the state. He said then he consulted with his wife as he was
entitled to a handsome salary, car and a house abroad. "My wife,
understanding that no any other person in the world could do this great
job for Pakistan, decided to support me," he added.
Khan said but in the next five months, some people created obstacles in
his way to start the programme. He said he drew first salary after six
months and it was only Rs 3,000. He said he was lucky who got dedicated,
patriotic and true team members.
The nuclear scientist
said Holland, Germany and England had invested two billion dollars in
their atomic programme. He said, "Ghulam Ishaq Khan and Agha Shahi used
to ask him as to how could we make it possible? He said but it was a
matter of survival of Pakistan.
He said he also wanted to
clarify the fact to the people who thought Pakistan's atomic programme
was very expensive. He said the total annual budget of the entire
project, including installation of machinery, transportation and
salaries, was 25 million dollars while one dollar was then equivalent to
Rs 10. He also said, "We started atomic programme in 1976 and in April
1978, we successfully conducted first enrichment of uranium and nobody
in the world could think of it. He said when they enriched uranium 90
percent in 1983 and in 1984, he wrote a letter to Gen Zia ul Haq, who
encouraged him a lot, on record that they were ready and could conduct
atomic explosions in one week notice.
He said the nuclear
programme was made possible at a time in a country which had no capacity
even to making needles and chains of cycles after 64 years of its
He told the gathering that your elders did
it themselves without help of any foreign country. He said the standard
of Pakistan laboratories was equivalent to those of Germany and
Switzerland. He said Kahotta Research Laboratory was producing such
sensitive equipment which was being produced by one or two countries in
the world. He said, "We provided arms and ammunition to Pakistan Army at
the cheapest rates."
He said the situation of Karachi,
Quetta and Frontier was worsening and thanks to Allah, Punjab was in a
better condition. He said Shahbaz Sharif was a hard-working man. He
advised Nawaz Sharif to join business and leave politics to Shahbaz
Sharif. He said Nawaz Sharif had also enjoyed premiership two times.
praised Punjab University Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran,
saying he was the most experienced professor of physics in the country
and no name was bigger than his name in Pakistan. He advised the
students to offer Sala'h and read Holy Quran with translation.
Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran presided over the ceremony while
Director Students Affair Chaudhry Iftikhar, people from various walks
of life and a large number of students were present on the occasion.
his inaugural address, Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran said that the nation
could not forget the efforts and benefaction of Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan. He
said, "We could have not enjoyed freedom if Dr AQ Khan had not made
Pakistan a nuclear power. He said that Dr AQ Khan got the success
because of his belief in Allah and tolerance as he started work at a
place which was full of snakes.
He said the personality
of Dr AQ Khan was a role model for 1.5 billion Muslims in the world. He
said had Dr AQ Khan not devoted his life to Pakistan after the atomic
tests of India, today we would have been slaves of Hindus. He advised
the students to adopt the thoughts and qualities of Dr AQ Khan.
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Lahore: King Edward Medical University is holding the 13th All Pakistan Bilingual
Declamation Contest 2012 on Thursday (today) from 9:00am. till 2:00pm.
at Library Hall in Patiala Block, KEMU. Over 50 debaters will be
participating from all over Pakistan; from Karachi University to Khyber
Medical College, Peshawar. The event is expected to attract an audience
of over 400 youth. The prize-distribution ceremony will take place from
12:30pm till 2 :00pm. The news
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