Committee on PM’s Laptop Scheme to Address TIP Concerns


The Technical Committee on the Prime Minister’s Laptop Scheme has discussed the reservations raised by Transparency International Pakistan (TIP) on the newly advertised Tender Notice floated for procurement of 2-in-1 Laptops for university students.

The meeting, which was held at Higher Education Commission Secretariat and chaired by Dr. Mansoor Akbar Kundi, Executive Director HEC, thoroughly dilated upon objections raised by TIP.

The Committee, after due deliberations, decided to invite representatives from Transparency International Pakistan (TIP), National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and Public Procurement Regulatory Authority (PPRA) to attend Committee’s next meeting so that raised issues are deliberated in detail and a consensus is reached to resolve them. The meeting is scheduled to be held during next week.

The Technical Committee members include Syed Iftikhar Hussain Shah, Director (IT), Ministry of Information and Technology, Mr. Waqar Qureshi, Director General (Enterprise Applications) Punjab Information Technology Board, Lahore, Mr. Sajjad Hussain Abbasi, Secretary, Information, Science and Technology Department, Mrs. Farah Hamid Khan, Managing Director, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information Technology Board, Mr. Abdul Saboor Kakar, Secretary Education, Higher Education Department, Quetta, and Mr. Anwar Amjad, Director General (IT) HEC.


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