PU announces quota, free education, scholarships for martyrs’ children

By: News Desk      Published: 05:44 PM, 6 Sep, 2020
PU announces quota, free education, scholarships for martyrs’ children

Punjab University on the eve of Defence Day announced a special admission quota, free education, free hostel accommodation and a monthly scholarship of Rs 5,000 to the children of martyrs from the academic session 2020-2021. 

In a press statement issued, PU Vice Chancellor Prof Niaz Ahmad said that the university has allocated a special quota under which seats at each department at BS and Master’s level programs have been reserved for the children of fallen heroes.

PU VC said that martyrs’ children would be given admission every year on the special quota on the nominations of institutions concerned. 

Prof Niaz Ahmed said that all the children of martyrs, admitted on quota as well as on merit basis, would be provided with free education and scholarship of Rs 5,000 per month. 

“We must make maximum efforts to help their martyrs’ families as our martyrs are our assets and we are living in an independent atmosphere due to their sacrifices. Pakistan Army is defending our boundaries with valour and courage,” the VC said. 

The personnel of Pakistan Army, Navy and Air Force wrote unprecedented stories of bravery by sacrificing their lives and defending the boundaries of their country in the war of 1965, the VC said. 

Earlier, PU VC Prof Niaz Ahmad along with PU Registrar Dr Muhammad Khalid Khan, Chief Security Officer Col (r) Ubaid Masood visited Yadgaar-e-Shuhda, offered fateha and paid tribute to the sacrifices of martyrs.