ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: As many as two million children have so far been registered in the Waseela Taleem program aimed at encouraging the poor families to send their children to schools for education, the Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Poverty Alleviation Dr. Sania Nishtar said.
While addressing a News Conference in Islamabad on Thursday, Dr. Sania Nishtar said that the scope of the Waseela Taleem Program is being expanded to the entire Country and a total of five million children will be registered in it.
Sania Nishtar said that the stipend amount under the program has also been enhanced as quarterly stipend of Rs 1,500 will be given to the boys and Rs 2,000 to the girls.
The Special Assistant said that Rs 8 billion are estimated to be spent on the program in four years.
Dr. Sania Nishtar said that a detailed briefing will be given to Prime Minister Imran Khan on this program during his visit to Balochistan tomorrow.
In addition, he said that the Waseela Taleem program has also been digitized on the pattern of other programs of Ehsaas in order to ensure transparency.
Sania Nishtar said that the scope of Ehsaas Kafalat is also being expanded.