TURBAT: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday announced that Punjab had increased the number of scholarships for the students of Balochistan from 135 to 360 in higher education.
He termed youth of Balochistan as the country’s ‘asset and future’ and said the federal government would provide maximum funds for their progress in education sector.
“Those who did not invest on human resource did not succeed. We want an intellectual base be prepared in Balochistan, ready to meet the challenges of today’s world,” the prime minister said in his address to students of University of Turbat.
He arrived in Turbat on a day-long visit to announce projects for the socio-economic development of the province.
Imran Khan said the government was determined to ensure uplift of the people of Balochistan and provide them facilities in all areas particularly education and health, at par with other parts of the country.
“You are the future leaders of Pakistan and the intellect which will lead the country’s journey towards prosperity,” he told the university students, belonging to different areas of Balochistan.
PM Imran said uniform development of all units of the federation was important for an overall progress of the country. “The prosperity of Balochistan was linked with the prosperity of Pakistan,” he said.
Prime Minister Imran Khan said the revolution in Information Technology offered immense potential for avenues to be explored in virtual education.
He advised the youth in Balochistan’s far-flung areas to tap the opportunities by gaining knowledge through distant learning modes.
“A dream comes to realization when a person refuses to give up and continues to achieve his goals,” he told the students, urging them to never quit in difficult situations and always rise from the ashes.