MANDI BAHUDDIN - In a monthly meeting held under Pakistan Ex-Servicemen Society (PESS), the ex-servicemen demanded that they should be given right to have representation in Fauji Foundation Board of Governors on election basis, from all districts. Students’ scholarship should be increased in proportion to price hike. Each district should be given employment quota in Fauji Foundation. Dispensary should be upgraded to Day Health Centre in Mandi Bahauddin. Admission quota in Fauji Foundation Educational Institutions for ex-servicemen wards should be increased. Fertilizers and seeds should be provided to self-cultivating ex-servicemen with land holding of five acres and below free of cost.

The Fauji Foundation should also introduce a scheme for providing agriculture machinery/equipment to ex-servicemen for cultivating their land on concessional rates and easy instalments. Medical facilities provided in districts should be supplied with sufficient medicines. These facilities should be well equipped with modern laboratories and other required machines including x ray. Instead of concentrating medical and educational facilities in big cities, they should be spread over the whole country for easy access to ex-servicemen. Teaching and medical staff for educational and medical institutions should be recruited on merit. Presently institutions run by Fauji Foundation are falling in performance, they pointed out.