Punjab governor restores scholarships for Baloch students
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After days-long long march from Multan to Lahore and later establishing a protest camp near Punjab Assembly, Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar on Friday announced restoration of scholarships for the students from Balochistan, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
He made this announcement in meeting with the students at Governor’s House, as he called them for meeting just 20 minutes after PML-N Vice-President Maryam Nawaz visited their protest camp at Charing Cross in Lahore.
Speaking on the occasion, Sarwar also accepted other demands presented by the Baloch students and answered different questions.
Earlier in the day, Maryam arrived at the sit-in organised by the Baloch students against abolishing the scholarship for 600-seat quota reserved for the youth from the province in the higher educational institutions of Punjab.
The PML-N vice-president said it was Shehbaz Sharif who had allocated the seats.
“Punjab is orphan without Shehbaz Sharif. Pakistan is orphan without Nawaz Sharif,” Maryam remarked and added that she would raise the issue in Quetta too during her visit starting tomorrow (Saturday) for Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) rally on Sunday.
“The person who gave scholarship to these students in prison today. Shehbaz Sharif is being punished for not fighting with his brother.”
“It is said that Punjab is the big brother. Actually, it is Balochistan which is the big brother,” she remarked, blasting the government for not listening or even meeting them.