Waives off fees of flood-hit students
Governor Punjab Muhammad Balighur Rehman donated his four-month salary to the Prime Minister’s Flood Relief Fund for the rehabilitation of people affected by the recent floods in the country.
The Governor also presented cheques worth Rs 15 million donated by students and philanthropists to the Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif during a meeting at the Governor’s House, says a news release issued by the Governor’s House PR department here on Monday.
Punjab Governor Muhammad Balighur Rehman also discussed various matters pertaining to current political scenario and rehabilitation of flood victims with the Prime Minister.
The Governor informed the Prime Minister about the ongoing activities for the relief and rehabilitation of flood victims by the universities across Punjab.
He told the premier that he had given clear instructions to the universities that essential items including mosquito nets, tents and other items should be sent to the flood victims.
Meanwhile, in a major development, Punjab Governor Balighur Rehman on Monday waived off fees of the students hailing from the flood-hit areas of the province.
As per details, the Punjab governor has issued directives to the vice-chancellors of the government-run universities. The vice-chancellors have been asked to waive off fees of two semesters of the student who belong to the flood-hit areas of Punjab.
Balighur Rehman said that the flood-hit victims will not be left alone and the government will keep supporting them in this testing time.
The devastating floods have caused a loss of billions of rupees to the economy, claimed more than 1,500 lives and injured Last week, WHO Representative in Pakistan said that 84 districts of the country have been affected in floods. Dr Palitha Mahipala, talking to media here said that around 33 million people have been affected in unprecedented flooding in Pakistan.