PM launches Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarship Program for 50,000 students annually
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan says poor friendly Ehsaas program will bring a remarkable change in various areas of society.
Addressing the ceremony of the launch of the Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarship Program in Islamabad on Monday, he expressed hope that the scholarship to deserving and talented students will give them an opportunity to excel in life. He said fifty thousand scholarships each year to undergraduates is a big step towards higher education.
Imran Khan said allocating quota for physically challenged persons and females is an indication that the government believes in inclusive policies for the development of the country. He said women are the builders of the family and nation and this scholarship will help them bring to the mainstream. The Prime Minister said he founded the NAMAL University in Mianwali for technical education to equip the youth of the area with skills in demand so that they could get jobs and change the economic situation of their families. He said students from poor households were awarded scholarships to enable them to get an education despite having a poor socio-economic background.
Prime Minister said the start of the Ehsaas program is derived from the concept of the State of Madina. Under this concept, the state is taking responsibility for all the vulnerable segments of society. He said the Health Insaaf cards, langar khanas, and other initiatives will make the dream of the State of Madina true. He said a rationing program is also in the offing in which the poorest of the poor families will be provided with flour, ghee, pulses, sugar and other necessities of life. He said a new database is being created in the Ehsaas program in order to target the real deserving people to benefit from these programs. He appreciated the work of Dr. Sania Nishtar who is taking initiatives to bring improvements in the life of a common man.
This program will be further expanded in all four provinces including FATA and Gilgit-Baltistan.