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Rs12 billion worth of scholarships to be awarded this year: Fawad Chaudhry

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Rs12 billion worth of scholarships to be awarded this year: Fawad Chaudhry

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The government is set to award scholarships worth Rs. 12 billion during the current year, Science & Technology Minister Fawad Chaudhry said.

While addressing participants at the Global Development Workshop, organised by the UK-Pakistan Science Innovation Global Network (UPSIGN), a UK-based charity, Chaudhry said over 70 experts and scientists have arrived in Pakistan to participate in the workshop. Chaudhry further said Pakistan had partnered with the UK in field of research. He apprised the participants that an interaction of these international experts and scientists with President Dr Arif Alvi has been arranged on March 10.

What more issues did he address?

While shedding light on the progress of science and technology in Pakistan, the minister said the country would soon introduce electric buses, making transportation less costly. He further said the budget of science and technology has been increased by 600 percent. Interestingly, Chaudhry revealed that Pakistan had prepared a cheaper kit for corona detection, making it conveniently affordable to detect devastating Covid-19 virus in Pakistan.

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