Punjab govt launches ‘Rahmatul-Lil –Aalameen’ scholarship programme

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has launched  ‘Rahmatul-Lil –Aalameen’ (PBUH) scholarships programme for deserving students of province.

While addressing the launching ceremony of the programme today, the chief minister said 50 percent of the scholarships would be given to brilliant students on merit while remaining 50 percent to the deserving students.

He said the scholarship programme quota for the children of Punjab government employees of cadre 1 to 4 had been allocated. Usman Buzdar said that horizon of scholarships would be expanded up to professional degree holders.

Strict steps had been taken to ensure transparency in the programme, he said,  adding that scholarship funds would be increased gradually for brilliant and deserving students.

The government colleges and 30 public universities would benefit from the scholarships, he mentioned. The chief minister said students were being given scholarships across the province while nine new universities, colleges and schools were also being established.

He informed Rahmatul-Lil -Aalameen (PBUH) chair would also be set up in each university of every district to highlight the glorious aspects of the sacred life of the beloved Prophet.

The CM said it was regrettable that in some foreign countries sentiments of Muslims had been badly hurt in the name of freedom of expression.

Usman Buzdar said it has been decided that the Rahmatul-Lil -Aalameen (PBUH) week will be celebrated at official level every year in the month of Rabi-ul-Awal.