ISLAMABAD - Minister In-charge for National Harmony Dr. Paul Bhatti here on Tuesday lauded the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government for announcing special quota for admission to various disciplines in educational institutions and scholarships for the minority students.

In a statement issued here on Tuesday, Dr Paul welcomed the proposed announcement of scholarships and special quota for admission at the University of Peshawar adding that the announcement will encourage the students of minority and provide them with an opportunity to get higher education. Dr. Paul said that the financial assistance for the minority students would help them complete studies as majority of them left their education halfway for financial constraints.

He urged the students to work hard to prove their abilities and become productive citizens of Pakistan. Make valuable contributions to various fields of life as only education can bring change in their social and economic status, he added. “We are trying our best to improve the literacy rate of the minorities and had called a meeting of prominent educationists from Christian community to hold consultations for the purpose,” Dr. Paul said.

“In a bid to improve the socio-economic status of the marginalized class of the society, I am trying my level best to take all possible steps in this regard and create an opportunity for the oppressed class to get education for better future,” Dr Paul Bhatti said.  He said that a committee of educationists is already working for the purpose, which will make recommendations to launch the Shahbaz Bhatti Education Complex (SBEC) in the capital city of Islamabad. The SBEC will impart technical education to all the deserving people irrespective of faith in order to ameliorate their economic conditions.

FC College Lahore Principal Prof. Dr Christy Munir heading the seven-member committee, which will assist Dr. Paul Bhatti to launch future plans of education and also fix criteria for granting scholarships to deserving students for their enrollment in higher education institutions and universities in the developed countries.