PM Imran launches Rehmatulil Alameen Scholarship Programme
Says govt to award 70,000 scholarships under the programme every year
Prime Minister Imran Khan Thursday launched Rehmatulil Alameen Scholarship Programme for intermediate and undergraduate students in Islamabad, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
The Prime Minister said the scholarship will be available to all Pakistanis including non-Muslims. The Prime Minister said the federal government will annually provide five point five billion rupees for seventy thousand scholarships.
He said under the scholarship program a total of three hundred and fifty thousand scholarships will be provided in five years at a cost of twenty-eight billion rupees. The Prime Minister said the provincial governments of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will also separately provide scholarship to the students.
Prime Minister Imran Khan also praised the Punjab government for detailing the scholarship programme in an efficient manner.
He said it was the government’s endeavour to expand this programme to the other parts of the country as well. “The scholarship programme we are starting today will cover the non-Muslim students as well,” he clarified.
He said the federal government would announce 70, 000 scholarships every year for which it would allocate Rs5.5 billion. PM Imran said the Punjab government and the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) governments would be awarding 75, 000 and 72, 000 scholarships a few years from now. He made it clear that under the programme, scholarships would be awarded to the students on merit.
Stressing that the life of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is the role model for all Muslims, the prime minister said, “It is time that we start modelling our lives on the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).”
He told the gathering that the present government wanted teachings of the prophet as well as the model of the state of Medina to be implemented in the country.
Prime Minister Imran shed light on the significance Islam had attached to the quest for knowledge.
He said never ever in the history of Pakistan such a scholarship programme was announced.
The prime minister said unless there was a rule of law in a society, a society could not progress.
The second important aspect of a state is a welfare state.
“Education cannot be ignored as well,” PM Imran stressed.
He also spoke about the distribution of health cards among the people and the programme of providing direct subsidy to the poor.
Regarding ‘Koi bhooka na soe’ programme, the prime minister said the government was planning to launch it in all parts of the country.