Religious Ministry disburses Rs 77.49 mln scholarships among 4,893 students

EducationReligious Ministry disburses Rs 77.49 mln scholarships among 4,893 students

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Ministry of Religious Affairs and Inter-faith Harmony has disbursed scholarships worth Rs 77.49 million among 4,893 deserving students of minority communities in last 2.5 years.

According to official sources, Rs 20.40 million scholarships had been distributed among 2,546 deserving non-Muslim students during financial year 2013-14.

Likewise a sum of Rs 57.09 million had been distributed as scholarships among 2,347 minority students during financial year 2014-15.

A sum of Rs 25 million has been allocated during financial year 2015-16 for onward distribution among the minority students. Several applications of scholarships are under process right now.

It merits mentioning here that the Religious Ministry offers scholarships to orphans, destitute, needy and poor minority students having good educational record from primary to professional levels.

According to the criteria, the regular students of Hindu, Sikh, Christian, Buddhists, and other communities, having at least 50 percent marks in their last annual examination are eligible for the scholarships.

Also, the monthly income of parent/guardian of school level applicants must not exceed from Rs 10,000 per month. Likewise, the income of higher classes’ student parents should not cross Rs 20,000 per month.

The heads of educational institutions of the applicants has been authorized to forward the applications after checking veracity of documents of the guardian/parent of the student.

Source: APP

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