The stipend amount for deserving students to be increased under the Waseela Taleem program says Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Poverty Alleviation Dr. Sania Nishtar.
She further added that the scope of the project is being expanded to the entire country.
Dr. Sania Nishtar also said that boys will be given a quarterly stipend of Rs. 1,500 and Rs. 2,000 to girls under the same program. The aim of the program is to encourage poor families to send their children aged 4 to 12 to schools.
She highlighted that a total of Rs. 80 billion will be spent on the education program in the next 4 years.
The government has adopted digital procedures for scrutinizing the deserving persons following the pattern of other programs of Ehsaas.
She stated that the concerned authorities can contact NADRA to verify the deserving woman’s identity card.
The report confirmed that Prime Minister Imran Khan will also be briefed on the program during his visit to Balochistan on Friday.
2 million children have been registered with the Waseela Taleem program which will be expanded to 5 million. All districts of Balochistan are also included in it.
Dr. Nishtar said that the new phase of the program was initiated a day earlier, which was previously run by a non-governmental organization. The federal government tends to expand such programs and will not completely rely on NGOs.
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