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BISCS free education for poor childrens

Children of poor families to get free education under BISCS
Multan, Aug 23: Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mehmood Qureshi said on Saturday that children of the poor families will get quality education free of cost under Benazir Income Support Card Scheme (BISCS).

Addressing the inauguration ceremony of Imperial College of Technology and Management, a private sector institution, he said that a survey was in progress in Multan as a model district and the families to be identified and registered as poor will also enjoy health insurance cover in addition to free education up to university level. One boy or girl of a poor family will also be entitled to get technical or vocational education at government expenses, he added.

Poor families will also be able to avail medical facilities at state owned hospitals after showing the card.

He said that on-going poverty reduction survey was being carried out to identify poor families and to extend financial assistance to them irrespective of their political affiliations.

Foreign Minister said that World Bank has appreciated the BISP and promised whatever funding this programme needs for execution. He added that the government provided its forms to all the legislators no matter which political party they represent.

Foreign Minister said that every poor family whether having political affiliations with PPP or any other party will get financial support and other benefits under the Benazir Income Support Card Scheme.

He admitted there were scores of jobless youngsters despite having FA, BA, and MA degrees adding that MA pass people apply even for a post of constable that requires educational qualification up to matriculation level.

He said that public sector can not offer jobs to every educated person and urged the people to divert to technical education to produce skilled workers, technologists and professionals.

"There would have been a dynamic private sector that serves as the engine of national economic growth had we paid attention to technical education," he added. He said that even a farm worker or technician can play role to enhance per acre yield at the farm.

The FM said that we need to pay attention to technical and vocational education and training if we want to earn foreign exchange by sending our skilled work force abroad. He added that last year, Pakistan received US$7 billion as foreign remittance from overseas Pakistanis working in other countries.

He said: "We need to understand the importance of skill and have to establish technical and management institutes which can produce skilled workers who not only improve their financial conditions but also contribute to the national economic development."

Earlier college principal Nazir Sindhu presented the address of welcome.

MPA Malik Akhtar, MPA Abdul Waheed Arain, besides notables of the city attended the ceremony. APP

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UET campus to be operational next year
Faisalabad: The Faisalabad campus of the University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore, will start functioning from the next year.

UET Vice-Chancellor Muhammad Akram said this while visiting the under-construction campus on Khurrianwala-Jaranwala Road here on Saturday.

He said the Higher Education Commission had allocated Rs475.996 million for the campus out of which Rs325 million had been spent.

The vice-chancellor said the construction of new academic and administration blocks would soon be completed.

He said that three professors were already serving on this campus while as many would also be deputed shortly to make it fully functional.

This campus would play a major role in the socio-economic development of this region by providing quality education in various subjects of engineering and emerging technologies, he added.

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