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PM Launches Scholarship Complaint Portal For Students

ISLAMABAD   –  Prime Minister Imran Khan Thursday launched Scholarship Complaint Portal for early redressal of  complaints by the students on scholarship. Addressing the launching ceremony in Islamabad, he said the primary
objective of the portal is to establish an exclusive facility for students getting education on scholarship for their help and resolution of complaints. The Prime Minister said the portal will also ensure transparency and meritocracy in the scholarship process. The meritocracy will provide opportunity to the segments lagging behind to grow. He said a panel of academics will monitor the portal and new subjects and disciplines will be added for scholarships as per market demand. The Prime Minister emphasized on exploiting revolution in information technology for progress
of the country. Speaking on the occasion, Minister for Federal Education Shafqat Mahmood said the government has
increased the number of scholarships for post graduate and undergraduate students, which is unprecedented in the history of Pakistan. He said the government has established  twenty-eight new universities and allocated 123 billion rupees  for higher education. The Minister said the government’s  initiative of Single National Curriculum will prove to be a milestone  in national building. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Imran Khan held a telephone call with Austrian Federal Chancellor, Karl  Nehammer Thursday. The conversation focused on review of bilateral  ties, situation in Afghanistan, and peace and stability in the region. Stressing the importance  of economic dimensions of Pakistan-
Austria relations, the Prime  Minister appreciated Austrian investments and commercial collaboration with Pakistan.
He emphasized the need to further  expand and deepen bilateral ties in diverse sectors including higher education,
renewable energy, Information  Technology, and Tourism. The Prime Minister stated that Pakistan-  Austria  Fachhochschule-lnstitute of Applied Sciences and  Technology in Haripur, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, is an exemplary manifestation  of bilateral partnership and desired enhanced collaboration in the  field of higher education. The two
leaders also exchanged views on the  situation in Afghanistan. The Prime Minister stressed that the international community must take urgent Steps toward addressing  the humanitarian crisis and preventing an economic collapse in Afghanistan.  He also highlighted the need for practical engagement to help realise the goals of a peaceful and stable Afghanistan