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By Irfan Ghauri
ISLAMABAD: Wrangling within the bureaucracy has put the future of the Rs 481.38 million-education project for students of Balochistan and FATA in jeopardy.
Sources in the Ministry of Education told Daily Times that the government started the nine-year project – “Provision of Quality Education to Students of Balochistan and FATA” – in 2007 after the Central Development Working Party (CDWP) approved it on April 17, 2007.
The project was aimed at awarding 330 scholarships each year to students from FATA and Balochistan.
The ministry set up a separate unit called the Federal Project Management Unit to supervise the project, under which they would select 330 students from the two regions each year to place them in cadet colleges and schools across the country.
Each student selected fo…