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PU announces Rs950m need-based scholarships for students

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LAHORE: Punjab University announced scholarships worth Rs 950 million for deserving students this year.

As per details, tuition fee will be refunded to deserving students who will get scholarships and students will be given Rs. 5,000 per month.

Punjab University will provide Rs. 60,000 per student per year under the need-based scholarships and around 1300 students will be benefited annually. A departmental committee will also conduct interviews of deserving students.

Earlier, Prime Minister Imran Khan launched Rehmatul-Lil Alameen scholarship program. Prime Minister talking to a launching ceremony in Islamabad praised the Punjab government that took initiative to launch Rehmatul-Lil Alameen and now been implemented in Kuyper Pakhtunkhwa and now fully supported by the federal government as well.

Imran Khan said Rs 27.93 billion rupees has been approved for this national level program which will be used in the next five years.  The program will be implemented in 129 public sector universities across the country,” the premier said.

The premier said the 350,000 scholarships worth Rs29 billion will be given for Muslim and non-Muslim students in the next five years.

Imran Khan said few percent Jews in the world are dominating in the field of media, education and other sectors in comparison to Muslims having large populations.

Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar said the Punjab government is committed to enhance the money allocation for the scholarship program with every passing year.

He said the program will help the students of underprivileged strata of the society access the undergraduate education. “In Punjab, the annual budget of one billion rupees has been approved for this scholarship program,” Usman Buzdar said.

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