ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will launch ‘Prime Minister’s Fee Reimbursement Scheme for the Less Developed Areas’ in Quetta today.
The scheme is aimed at encouraging talented students of the less-developed areas in their pursuit of higher education by reimbursing the 100 percent cost of the educational expenses of Masters, M Phill and PhD level degrees. Chairperson of the Prime Minister’s Youth Programme Maryram Nawaz Sharif Tuesday said that the students doing post-graduate studies from an HEC-approved public sector educational institution and domiciled in interior Sindh, Southern Punjab (Multan, Bahawalpur and DG Khan), Balochistan, less-developed areas of KP (Malakand, Kohistan and DI Khan), GB and FATA are eligible. She maintained that 30,000 post-graduate students across Pakistan while 3,852 students of Balochistan will benefit from the scheme and added that eligibility criterion is purely based on merit with proportionate regional representation including minority students. 50% quota has been reserved for female students in this scheme, the chairperson said.
“Prime Minister’s Fee Reimbursement Scheme for the less-developed areas will be a milestone for the socio-economic development of the country by promoting higher education and research,” she told a meeting.
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