Punjab govt helping deprived segments of society: Shahbaz

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Drivers, barbers children in Saudi, Britain study at big universities with state support

Staff Reporter

Bahawalpur—The purpose of Punjab Education Endowment Fund (PEEF) is to impart education to all the students oblivious to their financial status. Chief Minister Punjab Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif while addressing the function of Punjab Education Endowment Fund (PEEF) at the Islamia University of Bahawalpur here Friday afternoon said PEEF has helped deserving students to continue their studies despite financial hardships.
He said PEEF scholars have become doctors and engineers and are serving the nation in their respective capacities. He said purpose of PEEF is to give equal opportunities of education to the students without any discrimination.
He said in the past, upper classes had usurped all the sources but in this government, steps are being taken for the welfare of deprived segments of society.
He gave examples of Saudi Arabia and Britain where children of drivers and barbers could study at the biggest universities with the support from state. He said all the children of Pakistan would have been blessed with education if PEEF had been established 70 years ago.
He said that education is the only key to progress in the world and infrastructures merely cannot attribute the prosperity of a nation.
He said Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah had strived for the creation of Pakistan and ruler of Bahawalpur State Nawab Sadiq Muhammad Khan Abbasi welcomed the migrants to settle in Bahawalpur on the pattern of Madinah.
Earlier, PEEF scholars shared their experiences and apprised how the scholarship helped them in getting education and led them to success in their lives.

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