Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has approved Rs30 million merit scholarships for deserving students belonging to minorities so that they could continue their studies and become and valuable citizens of Pakistan, said Provincial Minister for Minority Affairs and Human Rights Khalil Tahir Sindhu while addressing a ceremony at Government Waqarun Nisa College for Women, Rawalpindi organised to award merit scholarships to the deserving students of minorities on Wednesday.
The ceremony was attended by Lubna Rehan and Ramesh Kumar Arora MPA, Rawalpindi Additional Deputy Commissioner Imran Qureshi, AC Quratul Ain Malik, Director College Professor Hamayn Iqbal, Deputy Director Rana Javed, Waqarun Nisa College Principal Dr Saira Mufti, faculty members and students.
The provincial minister said that government is committed to bring prosperity by human resource development and mobilising all available resources to upgrade existing facilities of education and co-curricular activities. He said educational promotion initiatives of Punjab chief minister have created spirit of healthy competitions among students to attain better positions in examinations.
On this, the provincial minister also lauded the role of minorities in nation development and assured that every step would be taken for their socio-economic development.
Sindhu said that government has initiated various steps to honour and encourage talented students with the objective to provide them opportunities of carrier development and higher education. He appreciated the discipline and educational environment of Waqarun Nisa College and said that young generation is the future of Pakistan and government extending helping hand to mitigate the sufferings of citizens of Pakistan.
Later, the provincial minister awarded merit scholarships from Rs 30,000 to 50,000 each to 25 students. They expressed their gratitude and assured that they would maintain the standard of distinctions in future also.