PROJECT: 10,000 Computers for the Children of Pakistan
The main purpose of this Project is to provide large
quantities of used Personal Computers (PCs) to selected Schools, Colleges and Universities
of Pakistan, in order to bring about a Computer literary revolution and to let the
Pakistani children enter the twenty first century with full confidence and to make it
possible for them to earn their own living and also create prosperity for Pakistan. This Project is a gift for the Pakistani
children, from the Overseas Pakistanis and a help for the Government of Pakistan in the
field of Information Technology and Mass Education.
Another important aim of this Project is to make the
overseas Pakistanis pro-active and not to let them wait and depend upon governmental
measures only. It is about time that a
positive change in thinking is brought about and practical and concrete steps are taken
for the development of Pakistan, through self-reliance.
This Project is being started from Saudi-Arabia and
soon will expand to other countries where large numbers of Overseas Pakistanis are
stationed. Efforts are being made to contact
and involve organizations of Overseas Pakistanis, in countries such as USA, UK, UAE, OMAN,
QATAR, KUWAIT and BAHRAIN etc. for the collection of Personal Computers in large
Dr. Mobashir (Jeddah, Saudi-Arabia),
presented the main theme of this Project to Prof. Atta-ur-Rahman, Minister of Science and
Technology, Government of Pakistan, few months ago in Jeddah. Prof. Attaur Rahman not only appreciated the idea
but also promised full support and guidance from his Ministry. Lt. Gen. (Retd.) Mohammad Asad Durrani, the
Ambassador of Pakistan in Saudi-Arabia and Mr. Rizwanul Haq Mahmood, the Consul General of
Pakistan in Jeddah have also granted their full support and patronage for this Project and
have also arranged for the collection of PCs in the Consulate offices in Riyadh and
Dr. Mobashir Sheikh stated that PC collection centers
for this project have been established at the Pakistani Embassy Riyadh, Pakistan Consulate
General Office in Jeddah and the Regional Main offices of Al-Hamrani Fuchs Petroleum Co.
in Jeddah, Riyadh and Al-Khobar. Mr. Ahsan
Rasheed, President Al-Hamrani Fuchs Petroleum Co. Saudi-Arabia has also expressed his full
support for the Project and has provided collection and dispatch facilities. All contact details are provided in the
The facilities of Internet and e-mail are being used
extensively for the propagation of the Project. Pakistan
International Airlines (PIA) has agreed to airlift the PCs in large quantities from the
main Saudi Cities to Pakistan, at NO charge.
The organization and entities that have come forward to
support this project, include Al-Hamrani Fuchs Petroleum Co. Saudi-Arabia, Pakistani
Engineers Society, Jeddah (PES), Pakistani Executives Group (PEG) Jeddah and Riyadh and a
number of others.
It is expected that about two thousand PCs will be collected within the next six months, from Saudi-Arabia and within a period of one year, about ten thousand PCs will be collected worldwide, Free of cost for the children of Pakistan.
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