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Balochistan Govt releases Rs. 20m for students fees of BZU Multan

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The Balochistan government has released Rs. 20m for students fees of Bahauddin Zakaria University (BZU) Multan. The students of BZU Multan had launched a long-march from Multan to Islamabad to mount pressure on the government to pay hostel fees and semesters fees of students.

Chief Minister Balochistan, Jam Kamal Khan took notice of the long march of students and directed the concerned quarters to issue funds and address the problems of students. “Yes, we released Rs. 20m on the directives of the chief minister”, Noor ul Haq Baloch, the Secretary Finance Balochistan told Quetta Voice via phone.

CM Balochistan directs secretary higher education 

Chief Minister, Jam Kamal has directed the Secretary Higher Education to contact the protesting students and address their issues. The funds have been released and the government would soon contact the university administration soon, Mr. Baloch stated. With this fund, over 200 students studying in BZU Multan would be supported.

Former Chief Minister Punjab, Mian Shehbaz Sharif had launched a scholarship program for shining and deserving students of Balochistan. Scores of deserving and talented students enrolled in various prestigious educational institutions of Punjab. The initiative was taken by the former Punjab Chief Minister to provide equal educational opportunities to students of Balochistan.

Social and political activists have launched a campaign on social networking Twitter regarding the long march of students. The major reason behind the campaign is to mount pressure on the government to address their issues. Government-run educational institutions paint a bleak picture across Balochistan. However, the present government has allocated substantial funds to improve the quality of education across the province. This year, the government allocated Rs. 75bs for education.

Balochistan Govt releases Rs. 20m for students fees of BZU Multan

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Quetta Voice is an English Daily covering all unfolding political, economic and social issues relating to Balochistan, Pakistan's largest province in terms of area. QV's main focus is on stories related to education, promotion of quality education and publishing reports about out of school children in the province. QV has also a vigilant eye on health, climate change and other key sectors.