Federal Cabinet approves construction work on Dasu Dam from November: Firdous


Islamabad, Oct 29 (TNS): The Federal Cabinet has approved construction of Dasu Dam to be started in November 2019.

This was announced by Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan at a media briefing in Islamabad on Tuesday.

She said Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) has already approved construction of the dam.

Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan said Ehsas Under Graduate programme will be launched in November and the cabinet approved giving 50,000 scholarships in next four years.

She said scholarships will be awarded on merit-cum need basis and students of 120 public sector universities will be eligible for the award.

She said children hailing from a family with an income of less than 45,000 rupees will be eligible for the programme. She said fifty percent of the scholarships will be given to female students, while two percent quota be reserved for minorities and disabled.