Prime Minister Imran Khan 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.”
I will launch the largest ever needs-based undergraduate scholarship programme in the history of Pakistan today. 200,000 scholarships will be awarded over the next 4 years, 50,000 every year, 50% of these for women to promote human capital development under my @Ehsaas_Pk umbrella
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) November 4, 2019
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.