Some 7,500 students of Islamia University of Bahawalpur would benefit from the Prime Minister's Fee Reimbursement Scheme launched for Less Developed Areas.

During a radio programme, Vice Chancellor Dr Muhammad Mukhtar said that the university had been listed among the South Punjab's institutions that would benefit from the scheme, being a Higher Education Commission-approved university. Rs140 million would be reimbursed to the deserving students, he added.

He said that the scheme was aimed to encourage talented students from less developed areas enrolled for masters, M Phil and PhD programmes. He further stated that the university's departments had sent the lists of the would-be scheme beneficiaries after finalising such students to the PM's office. The vice chancellor said that a ceremony will be held in the university next month in which Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was expected distribute the cheques to the qualifying students.