Bilawal demands withdrawal of cut in scholarships for tribal students

By: News Desk      Published: 05:38 PM, 10 Apr, 2021
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Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has demanded immediate withdrawal of the PTI government’s decision to drastically cut the number of scholarships from 265 to just 29 for the students of formerly FATA areas and Balochistan, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

In a press statement released on Saturday, the PPP chairman said that students from ex-FATA and Balochistan have the right to quality education because these areas have suffered gravely due to terrorism. “This withdrawal of scholarship quotas by the PTI government is tantamount to snatching pen from these poor students and giving guns in their hands,” he added.

Bilawal said depriving these students of scholarships exposed the ugly face of the Imran Khan regime, which is bent upon destroying higher education through cutting the funds. The PTI government had announced an education and health emergency but its attitude displays a lethal approach to ruin these key sectors of the country, he added.

He said that PPP won’t tolerate injustice and discrimination by the regime against the students from backward and remote areas of ex-FATA and Balochistan.

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari strongly condemned the approach of the PTI government and demanded that higher education scholarships to the students from ex-FATA and Balochistan should be restored and further increased.

The PPP Chairman expressed solidarity and sympathy with these students holding protests in Islamabad nowadays.