ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday launched the largest-ever Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarship Program under which fifty thousand scholarships will be provided to undergraduates each year.
Addressing the lauch ceremony, the prime minister hoped that the scholarships to deserving and talented students will give them an opportunity to excel in life. He said the poor-friendly Ehsaas programme will bring a remarkable change in various areas of society, and the scholarships programme is a big step towards higher education.
PM Imran Khan said allocating quota for physically-challenged persons and females is an indication that government believes in inclusive policies for the development of the country. He said women are the builders of the family and the nation, and this scholarship will help them bring to 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 education despite having poor socio-economic background.
PM Khan said start of Ehsaas program is derived from the concept of State of Madinah. Under this concept, the state is taking responsibility of all vulnerable segments of society. He said that Health Insaf cards, Langar scheme and other initiatives will make the dream come true true.
He said a ration program will be introduced in which the poorest of the poor families will be provided with flour, ghee, pulses, sugar and other essential items. He said a new database is being created in order to target real deserving people to benefit from these programs.
#EhsaasForStudents: The largest undergraduate scholarship program ever launched in the history of Pakistan
50,000 Scholarships per year
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