Islamabad, May 22, 2014 (PPI-OT): “Launching of Prime Minister’s Fee Reimbursement Scheme for the underdeveloped areas would usher into a new era of human and social development of the country which is the top priority of the present democratic government”, remarked Madam Maryam Nawaz Sharif, Chairperson, Prime Minister’s Youth Programme while co-chairing a post-launch review meeting along with Minister for Finance Mr. Ishaq Dar.
Approving the next schedule of 100% fee reimbursements for the 30,000 students of Sindh, Punjab KPK,FATA and GB, Madam Maryam Nawaz Sharif told the participants of the meeting that Prime Minister’s Fee Reimbursement Scheme for the Less Developed Areas would encourage students of the under-privileged areas to undertake higher academic pursuits in order to contribute substantially towards the progress and prosperity of their respective areas in particular, the country in general and further maintained that during the coming weeks students from other districts of the federation would also receive the fee reimbursement cheques.
The Chairperson while apprising the Minister for Finance added that “focus of this scheme is to chisel and brush up the latent talent of the youth of the country and also to provide equal opportunities for acquiring higher education to the students of underdeveloped areas vis-à-vis their counterparts dwelling in the metropolis and maintained that now financial constraints would not stop the students to earn higher degrees”.
Prime Minister’s Fee Reimbursement Scheme for the Less Developed Areas was officially launched yesterday at Quetta. The scheme would reimburse 100% educational expenses of the students enrolled in MA, MS, PhD, and MPhil from 59 less developed districts of Southern Punjab, Rural Sindh, Balochistan, KPK, GB and FATA.
About 35000 students would be catered to with the budget allocation of Rs. 1.2 billions at an average of Rs. 40,000 per student on annual basis. The meeting was attended by Advisor to Finance Minister, Secretary Finance and other senior officials of the PMYP.
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