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

LAHORE: (Friday, September 6, 2019): Punjab University Vice Chancellor Prof Niaz Ahmed has announced admission quota, free education, free hostel accommodation and scholarships to the children of martyrs of Pakistan Army and Police. He was addressing a press conference at committee room of his office in connection with Defence Day here on Friday.

Talking to the reporters, Prof Niaz Ahmed said that the university had allocated two seats at each department and around 225 children of martyrs would be admitted every year on quota on the nomination of institutions concerned. He said that the children of martyrs, admitted on quota as well as on merit, would be provided with free education and scholarship of Rs 5,000 per month.

He said that the university would provide free hostel accommodation to the children of martyrs. He said that we could not pay back to the martyrs however we must make maximum efforts to help their families. He said that our martyrs were our assets and we were living in an independent atmosphere due to their sacrifices. He said that the nations who forgot their martyrs could not survive. He said that Pakistan Army was defending our boundaries with valour and had presented great sacrifices while safeguarding the nation and the country. He said that none of Pakistani soldiers ever received bullet on the back but faced it on the chest with bravery. He said that the spirit of shahadat of Pakistani soldiers was unique and made them different and exclusive from rest of the armies in the world. He said that Pakistan Army had defeated enemies in the war on terror successfully. He said that other universities and institutions should also take such initiatives for the families of martyrs. Earlier, PU Vice Chancellor Prof Niaz Ahmed led a massive rally from Institute of Education and Research to Gate No 1 through main campus road to mark Defence Day, pay tribute to martyrs and express solidarity with the people of Kashmir. Thousands of teachers, employees and students took part in the rally.

Pakistan and Kashmir’s national anthems were played on the occasion. The participants were holding flags of Pakistan and Azad Kashmir, placards, banners and chanted slogans against Indian atrocities. Addressing the rally, Prof Niaz Ahmed said that the United Nations must implement its resolutions on Kashmir otherwise it had no use. He said that the whole world should come forward and support Kashmiris who were facing Indian brutalities in occupied area. He said that India was committing serious violations of human rights in the occupied area and was denying basic rights to the people by imposing curfew since more than a month. He said that Pakistani nation stood united with Pakistan Army, the government and the people of Kashmir and we would fight till our last breath for freedom of Kashmir from India. Later, PU VC visited Yaadgar-e-Shuhda, laid floral wreath and offered fateha,