As many as 907 PhD and postgraduate students of Mirpur University of Science & Technology will benefit from Prime Minister of Pakistan’s scheme, official sources revealed.

Prof Mirza Waris Jiraal, Chairman Electrical Engineering Department in the MUST elaborated that 68 M Phil students belonged to his Electrical Engineering Department who will be reimbursed the stipulated fee under the scheme. The total number of PhD students of MUST to benefit from the scheme, he added.

To a question, he said that the fee reimbursement scheme will be implementable from the date of its announcement i-e June 2013 for the stipulated period of semesters.

It may be added that the Prime Minister’s Fee Reimbursement Scheme has so far been launched in Azad Jammu  Kashmir. The  scheme involved the reimbursement of an amount of Rs85 million to about 3,300 students of the universities of Azad Jammu &  Kashmir.

Under the broad-based welfare plan conceived by the government of Pakistan, Azad Jammu & Kashmir also enjoys due share in all youth-related schemes of the Prime Minister of Pakistan. 

The federal government has also invited those students who have completed their educational career to apply for loan under PM’s Loan programme to initiate their own businesses.

A number of beneficiaries of the PM’s Loan programme including women have already started different ventures under the programme and are now paying back installments of bank loans in various parts of the country including AJK.