16 Apr, 2021

Prime Minister Imran Khan provides 70,000 scholarships

Islamabad: Prime Minister Imran Khan launched the Rehmatul-Lil Alameen Scholarship programme for intermediate and undergraduate students.

A ceremony was held to initiate the scholarship programme; later in during the event it was revealed that the scholarship was open to all students regardless of their gender.

70,000 scholarships will be provided to students in lower-income groups under the program, announced Prime Minister Imran Khan while launching the program in Islamabad. Rehmatul-Lil Alameen Scholarship Programme - regardless of religion - will be open to all students, Prime Minister Imran Khan announced on Thursday.

A total of 15,000 scholarships a year will be allocated to Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa annually as part of the programme over the course of 5 years, the premier explained. According to him, in order for a country to prosper, three elements must be present: rule of law, benefits for ordinary people, and education. "Nations cannot prosper without education," he added.

Rehmatul-Lil Alameen Scholarship Programme

In recent days, the Higher Education Commission has launched the Rehmatul-Lil Alameen Scholarship Programme at the federal level. Provinces have also been instructed to launch this programme. For this programme, the Punjab government has approved Rs1 billion per annum. In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the budget is Rs427 million per year. Scholarships are already being given out in that province.

Students from 129 public sector universities across the country are eligible to apply for scholarships under the program, which has been allocated a budget of Rs27.93 billion and over the next five years. Lower-income students can get scholarships from the government if their family's income is less than Rs25,000. These scholarships will be given on a merit basis.

This scholarship was offered especially to students with reduced financial resources throughout the province. Due to COVID-19, many students are unable to pay for their tuition. They dropped out of school due to a lack of funding.