ISLAMABAD-State Minister for Education and Interior MianBaligh-ur-Rehman said that forty thousand students of the under developed areas of the country were being benefited under the Prime Minister Fee Reimbursement Scheme at a cost of one billion and two hundred million rupees. He stated this while addressing a special ceremony held at The Islamia University of Bahawalpur for the reimbursement of one hundred and fourteen million rupees among more than five thousand students of Islamia University, Bahawalpur. 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 strong steps for the elimination of sense of deprivation from these districts. He further said that Prime Minister is paying special attention for the development of South Punjab especially Bahawalpur Division. He urged the students to seek quality education so that they can meet the challenges of the present age. Our Radio Pakistan Bahawalpur Representative SajjadParvez reports that State Minister for Education Baligh-ur-Rehman also distributed cheques of fee reimbursement among the students.
State Minister for Education further said that the priority of the present government was to overcome the problem of terrorism, energy crises and promotion of quality and equal education across the country. Earlier, Vice Chancellor, Islamia University, Bahawalpur Prof. Dr. Muhammad Mukhtar presented the welcome address in which highlighted the performance of the university during the last one year.