KHANEWAL - DCO Nadeem Mahboob sanctioned fund of Rs6.5 million for educational scholarships to 1,176 students across the district.

The scholarship fund was sanctioned in District Welfare Fund Board meeting here the other day.

The meeting was attended by Secretary Board, EDOC Mian Abdul Ghafoor, DO (Roads) Ejaz Ul haq, DEO (Elementary) Rao Shahid Mehmood and board members including Muhammad Akram, Rana Liaqat Ali, Muhammad Asghar Paracha and Muhammad Ramzan.

The DCO has sanctioned Rs1,500 per month to the 29 children of government employees of primary to SSC classes while 752 scholarships of Rs3,000 per month to the students of intermediate to graduation who scored 60 percent marks.

Moreover, 357 scholarships of Rs6,000 per month sanctioned for the students of MA, MSc, MBBS and others scoring 60 per cent marks.

The benevolent Board has also sanction 31 scholarships of Rs50,000 for each brilliant student of the government servants for scoring above 90 per cent up to graduation level. Similarly, seven scholarship of Rs50,000 for the students of postgraduate level.

Cases of five students were still pending for the verification of educational documents and result cards from the relevant departments.