PM launches Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarship Programme in Islamabad today.
While addressing the launching ceremony, Prime Minister Imran Khan called it nother step towards the realization of goal of a welfare state based on the pattern of state of Madina.
He said granting scholarships on merit to deserving undergraduate students another step in that direction.
PM launches Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarship
He said this program complements his roadmap to transform Pakistan on the model of state of Madina.
The Prime Minister said in that model, Prophet Muhammad (SAWW) had ensured that it was responsibility of state to care and look after the weaker segments of society.
He said the state will increase the number of scholarships as well as the funds of HEC when financial situation improves.
Imran Khan expressed hope that the recipients of this scholarship will study with dedication to bring laurels to the country in various fields.
He congratulated Dr. Sania Nishtar for launching this program and other schemes under Ehsaas umbrella.
PM Khan also handed over the scholarship award letters to selected students.
Dr Sania Nishtar
Earlier, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Poverty Alleviation and Social Welfare Dr Sania Nishtar also spoke.
She said the scholarships will be awarded on transparency and merit to help the deserving students get education.
She said fifty thousand scholarships will be given each year to the deserving students of 119 public sector universities across the country.
However, the recipients will also include students from Azad Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan.
A total of two hundred thousand students will benefit from this program.
Sania Nishtar said that fifty per cent quota has been fixed in the undergraduate scholarship programme for the women whilst two per cent for the disabled persons.
She said the scholarship program covers the tuition fee while students will get Rs4000 as a monthly stipend.
She said that over one hundred and thirty two thousand students have applied for the scholarship.