Punjab Waives Off University Fee for Flood-Affected Students
The Punjab government has announced to waive the university fees of students hailing from the flood-hit areas of the province. Governor Punjab, Baligh-ur-Rehman, has issued directives to Vice-Chancellors of all public sector universities to waive off the fees of two semesters.
The floods caused by the unprecedented monsoon rainfall this year have wreaked havoc in most parts of the country, with South Punjab, upper KP, Sindh, and Balochistan being the most affected regions. The Governor said that the flood-affected students are the responsibility of the provincial government and it will stand beside them.
The Federal Education Minister has asked the HEC Chairman to defer both current and due university fee payments for flood-affected students. Last month, he met with the Chairman Higher Education Commission (HEC), Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed, to discuss different interventions to facilitate flood-hit students.