ISLAMABAD—Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday clarified that government is not a part of any deal and there would be no compromise on corruption cases.
PM Imran chaired a meeting of parliamentary party of PTI and its allies. PM told the meeting that our stance is clear that no one would get NRO.
The meeting rejected the demand of PM Imran’s resignation by opposition parties and said opposition must not consider their tolerance as weakness. The meeting said no unconstitutional act would be accepted.
PM Imran while addressing the meeting said opposition wants anarchy in the country but we must promote government’s stance. He said opposition has no agenda, however government is tolerating them.
He further said that opposition would not be allowed to derail the progress and we will face them in political arena.
The parliamentary party showed full confidence in PM and assured him full support.
Prime Minister Imran Khan launched the “largest ever needs-based” scholarship programme on Monday.
Addressing the launching ceremony, Imran said that the programme will bring a big change in the society. He said that the best way to reduce poverty is provision of opportunities to students from poor families.
He regretted that a colonial-era educational system was functioning in the country and criticised the multiple education systems which exist in Pakistan. “Three parallel systems — English medium, Urdu medium and religious seminaries — were being run in the society which was a big injustice and no one tried to [fix it] or talk about it,” he said.
“According to the last update I received, some 800,000 students are studying under the English medium system, 30 million under Urdu medium and 2.5 million students are enrolled in madressas,” he said.
He said that under the programme, 50,000 scholarships will be offered each year. Out of the total, two per cent quota will be allocated for physically challenged students, the premier announced, adding that 50pc of the scholarships will be provided to women.
He also emphasised the importance of a high literacy rate among women.
Titled “Ehsaas for Students”, the programme is another project of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government’s flagship social welfare programme, Ehsaas, and aims to provide scholarships to about 200,000 students from lower-income families over the next four years.
“[Out of the] 50,000 [schorloships going to be awarded] every year, 50% of these [are reserved] for women to promote human capital development,” he announced through his Twitter handle.