PM Imran Khan had tweeted earlier today to make the announcement.
I will launch the largest ever needs-based undergraduate scholarship programme in the history of Pakistan today. 200,000 scholarships will be awarded over the next 4 years, 50,000 every year, 50% of these for women to promote human capital development under my @Ehsaas_Pk umbrella
Addressing the launching ceremony of Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarship programme, PM Imran Khan said the thought behind the Ehsaas proramme is the vision of Riyasat of Madina. In this Riyasat the government is responsible for the week segment of the society. The Elite system in the country
The Prime Minister mentioned that health card and langar are also part of this vision to look after the under-privileged people of the society.
He also said he will soon introduce the Rashan program. Under this program Rashan will be distributed among the poor people so no one sleeps hungry.
Special Assistant on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation Sania Nishtar said in a tweet
Today, the Prime Minister will launch #EhsaasForStudents, the largest undergraduate scholarship program ever launched in the history of Pakistan! The Government of @ImranKhanPTI is committed to promoting financial access to education and offers an equal opportunity to women
Launching ceremony of Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarship programme
The scholarships will be awarded to the talent who cannot afford the cost of education.
For physically challenged 2% is reserved while 50% is reserved for women. He said according to research we can see an educated mother can change the society. The impact of educated women in society is more than that of an educated men.