HYDERABAD: Technological boom has fast changed world in a global village with cultures, miraculous convenience of connectivity and contact among individuals, groups, communities, countries and continents. Vice Chancellor Sindh University, Prof Dr Fateh Muhammad Burfat on eve of laptop distribution ceremony under Prime Minister’s National Laptop Scheme said, “Just a quick comparison between past and current decades brings us to an utter state of amazement bordering almost on disbelief to witness the magical advancements in the field of science and technology, whereby we cover distances of millions of miles by a flip of finger”. He said that next decade would fetch new wonders, surprises and innovations that would obliterate ongoing day’s modernity as obsolete. “Such is the startling pace and dynamism of technological shift in globe”, he stressed. Dr Burfat said that Prime Minister’s laptop scheme had come to Pakistan’s youth as a great educational boon, ensuring for them uninterrupted interface with knowledge and human world. He said award of laptops to youth belonging to less developed areas with humble financial backgrounds was highly commendable; as those youth would not otherwise be able to afford purchase of such highly useful but expensive (for them) device even during their entire stay at the campuses. SU Focal Person and Chairman Department of Freshwater Biology and Fisheries, Prof Dr Wazir Ali Baloch informed that around 14,600 laptops in three phases and registration process for fourth and fifth phases had also been completed and was at stage of verification. He advised students who had applied online for award to ensure completion of their respective individual record verification till January 30 after which system would not entertain their verification requests. Prof Dr. Anila Naz Soomro and others participated in the ceremony. Published in Daily Times, January 27th 2018.