On Monday, Prime Minister Imran Khan delighted the people of Pakistan with an optimistic announcement of initiating a need-based undergraduate scholarship program for Pakistani students. Under this program, nearly 200,000 students will be benefited in the next four years. He said 50,000 students will be facilitated under the program annually.
I will launch the largest ever needs-based undergraduate scholarship programme in the history of Pakistan today. 200,000 scholarships will be awarded over the next 4 years, 50,000 every year, 50% of these for women to promote human capital development under my @Ehsaas_Pk umbrella
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) November 4, 2019
The most appreciable aspect of the scholarship program is the preference of females. He informed that 50% of these scholarships will be given to women under this program. The program is a part of the Ehsaas initiative – a multidimensional poverty reduction program. The promotion of capital human development lies at the core of PM Khan’s agenda, who is already credited for establishing a charity-based NUML University before his premiership.
The announcement of scholarships is anticipated to have positive implications for the uplifting of women in society with beefing up their participation in the workforce is the foremost agenda of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Pakistan is the signatory of SDGs is bound to achieve goals by 2030.
The scholarship will increase the rate of women’s literacy in Pakistan, reduce poverty, and will help lead Pakistan towards inclusive development. Poverty and lack of funds often forces women to quit higher education, the monetary support to deserving candidates will help furnish the talented individuals of Pakistan
Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarship program is an extensive undergraduate scholarship program launched in Pakistan. The scholarships will apply to the public sector and non-profit private sector colleges and universities. The undergraduate scholarships will be from Higher Education Commission will apply to students from low-income families and lagging districts to ensure that all qualified students have access to undergraduate education regardless of income, gender, or location.
The students of public sector universities can apply for the scholarship by the 10th of next month.
Meanwhile, PM Khan’s Ehsaas Program with Dr. Sania Nishtar is making great strides following the launch of the Ehsaas Langar scheme, which will provide free food to destitute. The projected started from Islamabad and will spread countrywide in phases.
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People on social media have hailed PM Khan’s latest announcement for the welfare of his people. A much-awaited decision has cheered his voters.
This is the way forwards. Instead of building roads that unemployed travel on.
Let’s build bridges towards employment and education.
Education. Skills. And more education is the only way out of poverty and ignorance. Allah bless #Pakistan. Ameen.
— Mir Mohammad Alikhan (@MirMAKOfficial) November 4, 2019
Yes yes! Thats the way to go sir. Proud of you so much😍
— Khurram Mehmood (@khurramkibaat) November 4, 2019