Rehmatul Lil Alameen scholarship program launched in Islamabad for intermediate and undergraduate students on Thursday.
Prime Minister Imran Khan performed launching of the scholarship program.
Rehmatul Lil Alameen scholarship program launched in Islamabad
Meanwhile, he also spoke on the occasion.
The PM said the scholarship will remain available to all the Pakistanis, including non-Muslims.
He further said the federal government will annually provide five point five billion rupees for seventy thousand scholarships.
He said under the scholarship program a total of three hundred and fifty thousand scholarships will be provided in five years at a cost of twenty eight billion rupees.
Khan said the provincial governments of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will also separately provide scholarship to the students.
Build Pakistan as a great nation
The PM reaffirmed the commitment to build Pakistan as a great nation on the State of Madina’s principles of rule of law and focus on education.
Moreover, he noted that no nation can make progress without education.
He said the present government is especially focusing on the education sector with the aim that our youth learn from the Sunnah of Hazrat Muhammad Sallallaho Alaihe Wa Salam Khatim-un-Nabiyeen.
The PM said under the umbrella of Ehsaas program, several programs have begun for the relief of under privileged segments of the society. He said the network of Koi Bhooka Na Soye will be expanded to the entire country.
He also commended the governments of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for deciding to provide the universal health coverage to the people.
Further, the PM said the struggle launched for supremacy of law will be won by us. He said no country can move forward without bringing the powerful people under the ambit of law.
Meanwhile, Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood said Rehmatul-Lil Alameen scholarship is a nationwide program and it will be implemented in one hundred and twenty nine universities across the country.
He said fifty percent scholarships will be given to the women whilst two percent to the disabled persons. He was confident that this program will bring revolution in the education sector.
Moreover, Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar spoke on the occasion via video link.
He said a mechanism has been developed so that the students can apply for the scholarship from their homes.
In his remarks, Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa said they support the federal government’s initiatives aimed at uplifting the education sector.