ISLAMABAD: State Minister for Education and Interior Baligh-ur-Rehman said that forty thousand students of the under developed areas of the country are being benefited under the Prime Minister Fee Reimbursement Scheme at a cost of one billion and two hundred million rupees.
Talking to a private news channel, he said that thirteen thousand students of Bahawalpur, Multan and Dera Ghazi Khan would be benefitted through this scheme in South Punjab.
He said due to ineffective policies of the past governments the districts of Balochistan, Rural Sindh, FATA, Gilgit-Baltistan and South Punjab remained backward so Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has decided to take concrete measures for the removal of sense of deprivation from these districts.
He further stated that Prime Minister is paying special attention for the development of South Punjab especially Bahawalpur Division.
State Minister for Education said that the priority of the present government is to overcome the problem of terrorism, energy crises and promotion of quality education across the country.
He urged the students to seek quality education so that they can meet the challenges of the present age.