ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Friday that lack of education and employment opportunities pushes youth towards crime.
The PM was addressing the inauguration ceremony of the Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarship programme.
He said that the programme will help the youth overcome obstacles in the way to progress and development.
PM Imran launches Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarship programme
Prime Minister Imran Khan earlier today announced the launch of an undergraduate scholarship programme namely the Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarship Program.
The scheme is said to be the largest scholarship programme in the country.
It looks to provide undergraduate scholarship from under-privileged households as well as lagging districts regardless of their income, gender or location.
The program will provide at least 50,000 scholarships annually to deserving students that belong to public sector and participating non-profit private sector colleges and universities. Around 50 percent of the scholarship will be allotted to the female students.
The Prime Minister in a tweet said on Monday, “I will launch the largest ever need-based undergraduate scholarship programme in the history of Pakistan. 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.”
The students of public sector universities can apply for the scholarship by 10th of next month.