Minister for education shafqat mahmood said that the scope of ehsaas scholarship program has been expanded to the intermediate level.

He was addressing a media talk along with minister for planning and development asad umar and , special assistant on poverty alleviation sania nishtar.

Shafqat mahmood said that expanding ehsaas scholarship program to intermediate students is a major step which will help boost education especially that of girls. This would benefit more students who wants to attain higher education, he said.

In her remarks, special assistant on poverty alleviation sania nishtar said it is our effort to spread the network of ehsaas one window to facilitate the deserving families. She said poverty survey has been completed and a large number of deserving families have been enrolled in ehsaas kafalat program. She said that cash payment under this program is being enhanced from twelve thousand rupees to thirteen thousand rupees from march.

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Arsalan Haider is a reporter at Academia Mag and has worked with leading national dailies and news channels. He tweets @arsalanhaider14

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