ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Friday that lack of education and employment opportunities drives youth towards crime.
Addressing the inauguration ceremony of the Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarship programme here at the federal capital, the premier said that the programme will help the youth overcome obstacles in the way to progress and development.
Earlier today, PM Imran announced that he will be launching the country’s “largest-ever need-based undergraduate scholarship programme” on Monday.
In a tweet, the premier said, “I will launch the largest ever needs-based undergraduate scholarship programme in the history of Pakistan today.”
According to the details, the programme will be launched under the Ehsaas programme which is focused on poverty alleviation.
Under the programme, 200,000 scholarships will be distributed over the next four years with 50,000 being given annually.
The government plans on promoting human capital development under the programme by awarding fifty per cent of the scholarships to women, said the prime minister.
The students of public sector universities can apply for the scholarship by the 10th of next month.