. A quota of 15 per cent has been reserved for women in all jobs
and all women colleges will be provided with buses.
. As many as 125,000 laptops will be given to students during
the next year. A similar number of students received the gadg
ets during the outgoing year. In all, 400,000 students will be
provided with laptops.
. Ten per cent of seats in private educational institutions
charging Rs5,000 or more in monthly fees have been pro
posed for poor students. Their expenditure will be met by the
. Some 150,000 qualified skilled workers will be given interest-
free loans of Rs50,000 each to enable them to set up their
. Twenty thousand yellow cabs and as many green tractors will
be provided to the people. 50,000 graduates will be given a
chance for four-month internship in various departments,
during which they will be given a stipend of Rs10,000 a month. . The flour prices keep fluctuating throughout the year. To
keep them at a reasonable level, a subsidy of Rs27.5billion has
been earmarked. There is no explanation as to what the rea
sonable level means.
. An amount of Rs4 billion has been set aside to provide sub
sidised eatables during Ramazan.
. The energy sector has been given high priority with an allo
cation of Rs10 billion. Feasibility reports of 10 projects with a
capacity to generate 80MW electricity have been completed
at a cost of Rs29 billion. Agreements have been signed with
China to produce 120MW hydel power from a plant at Taunsa.
. Four Ashiyana schemes will be started next year at a cost of
. Transport sector will also get special attention during the
next year. A total of 575 CNG buses will be imported from
China. Of them, 350 have already reached Lahore while the
remaining will also be made available in the near future.
. A total of 1,200 new buses will be included in the urban trans
. An allocation of Rs11 billion has been made for the metro sys
. Jinnah Abadi Scheme will be continued during the next year
and 115,000 deserving people will be given free-of-cost plots.