ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan on Wednesday said eligible and deserving students would be given 50,000 scholarships under the Ehsaas programme, taking care of the rights of poor and deprived sections of society.
In a tweet, she said it was mission of Prime Minister Imran Khan to promote uniform and quality education in the country.
“These scholarships would be given to the students belonging to the families which were earning less than Rs45,000 per month,” she added.
The special assistant said under the programme of social welfare for low income persons, 50 percent quota would be for women while two percent for disabled students. These scholarships would include provision of books, lodging, transport and other facilities.
The programme would be applicable on all 152 public sector universities, she added.
Addressing a press conference on Oct 29, Firdous Ashiq Awan said the Cabinet also gave the go-ahead to launch the construction of 510 billion rupees Dasu Dam from next month.
She said PM Imran Khan reiterated his resolve that the Evacuee Property Trust Board land would be used for establishing educational institutions and hospitals.
“The prime minister directed the Evacuee Property Trust Board to ensure vacation of state properties from illegal occupants and utilize them for public welfare,” she said.
“The Cabinet also decided to grant permission for construction of high rise buildings in big cities, including Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar and Multan in line with the roadmap and identification of areas by the Civil Aviation Authority without compromising the security of air traffic,” she added.
On June 18, the government of Sindh had announced scholarships for all the high achiever students of matric and intermediate.
In the provincial budget presented by Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on the floor of Sindh Assembly, scholarships to all the students securing A-1 grade in matriculation and intermediate final exams had been announced.