Sardar Usman Buzdar-the CM Punjab has distributed the scholarship cheques among the minority students on Tuesday during a ceremony at his office.
As per reports, the CM said the Punjab government is providing 100 percent scholarships to students of minority communities from Matric to Ph.D. in government institutions.
Similarly, a 2 percent quota is also reserved in higher education institutions along with a 5 percent job quota, he added.
On the other hand, Rs50 million are allocated for educational scholarship scheme for non-Muslim students, and Rs.2.5 crore are given through PEEF, while the remaining amount is offered through the concerned department as stipends
The CM also mentioned that 50 percent scholarship is earmarked for Central Punjab, 35 percent for Southern Punjab and the share of Northern Punjab students is 15 percent. Non-Muslim students are given scholarships ranging from Rs.15,000 to Rs.50,000 from Matric to higher studies.
The CM said 714 students, which includes 157 from Lahore, have been given scholarships on merit during the present financial year. This includes 32 students enrolled in professional educational institutions.
The CM further said Rs.50 crore is being spent on the development of localities where non-Muslims are living and another amount of Rs.6 crore is provided every year for the festivals of every minority community.
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