PMFRS to be initiated today


Islamabad:,,, Prime Minister’s 100% Fee Reimbursement Scheme (PMFRS) for more than 570 post-graduate students of less developed areas presently studying in the HEC recognized public sector universities of Islamabad and Attock will be initiated today (Tuesday) w at Murree under the auspices of Prime Minister’s Youth Programme (PMYP).

A high-level meeting to give a go-ahead to the award of 100% Prime Minister’s Fee Reimbursement Scheme presided over by the Chairperson of the PMYP Mohtarma Maryam Nawaz Sharif, here Monday, decided that the Chairperson PMYP will present 100% fee reimbursement cheques amounting to more than 37.5 million rupees tomorrow at Murree to the students hailing from the less developed districts of Southern Punjab, entire Baluchistan, KPK, FATA, Interior Sindh, GB and AJK currently undertaking MA, MSc, MS, M Phil or PhD courses from the HEC recognized public sector universities of Islamabad Capital Territory and Attock.

It merits mention here that the first ever 100% PMFRS was launched in Baluchistan by Finance Minister Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar on 21 May and successively by the Chairperson of PMYP Mohtarma Maryam Nawaz Sharif in Peshawar and Multan early this month. Post-graduate students of interior Sindh availed the reimbursement of 100% educational expenses yesterday, at University of Sindh, Jamshoro.

The meeting was informed that out of more than 40,000 post-graduate students of the less developed areas of the country, so far more than 25000 post-graduate students are benefiting from the 1.20 billion rupees scheme launched by the present democratic government to encourage the quest of higher education for the students facing financial constraints.

The scheme would sponsor the 100% educational expenses of the post-graduate students of less developed areas of the Southern Punjab, interior Sindh, entire Baluchistan, KPK including FATA, AJK and GB before the end of FY 2013-14, the meeting was further informed.

The meeting also gave a nod to the schedule for reimbursement of 100% educational expenses to the students hailing from AJK and GB before the end of June 2014.The meeting was attended by senior officials of PMYP and the Higher Education Commission.

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