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
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.
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.
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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