LAHORE - Pakistan is at the bottom of those countries list, which allocate the lowest amount of its budget for education, as less than 1.5 per cent of the federal budget is consumed on education in the country. This was stated by University of Engineering and Technology Peshawar Vice Chancellor Imtiaz Hussain Gilani at a ceremony organised by the PFL Education here at a local hotel on Saturday. He said we spend on our education even less than most of the third world countries including Nepal and Bhutan. He suggested the government to allocate at least 3 per cent of our total budget for education and after this it should be decided that how much would be spent on debt servicing and defence budget. On this occasion the chief guest Provincial Minister for Higher Education for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Qazi Asad said that traditionally we demanded bridges, roads, high ways, power and gas connections but we were not interested in improving our education system. The ceremony was arranged by the PFL Education where balloting was held to select 11 students for the award of scholarships for higher education abroad. The PFL processed the admission of students for its panel universities in UK for September 2010 session. It developed a fund for over Rs4.2 million for scholarship programme first time in the history of Pakistan to support students who wish to study abroad. The PFL Education receives thousands of students application every year and manages their admissions at universities like Manchester, Cardiff, Sheffield, Durham, Bristol etc. The PFL in this regard has already held a competition among thousands of registered applicants for finding best students for the PFL Scholarship. First level screening was done by the PFL Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Faisalabad and Peshawar offices while second level was conducted in Lahore through the panel of experts.