LAHORE - Punjab University Registrar Prof Dr Liaqat Ali said that the university had not increased tuition fee in the last 7 years and was charging lowest fee as compared to all other public and private sector universities.

He was addressing a press conference at committee room of Undergraduate Study Centre flanked by Chairman Hall Council Prof Dr Akhter, Controller Examinations Prof Dr Shahid Munir, Director Students Affairs Shahid Gul, Incharge ICS Dr Noshina Saleem, Additional Registrar 1 Dr Kamran Abid, Acting Treasurer Rao Muhammad Sharif, Resident Officer I Dr Sajid Rashid Ahmad and Additional Registrar II Malik Muhammad Zaheer.

He said that in terms of utility charges, PU was not shifting burden to the pocket of poor students and providing subsidies and scholarships worth millions of rupees.

Addressing the press conference, Dr Ali said that PU had the largest transport system with 60 buses in its fleet and was providing travel facilities to the students on the lowest rates. He said that PU busses were operating far-reaching areas i.e Kamonke, Kasur and students were travelling for only 9 rupees daily.

“PU is providing a subsidy of worth millions of rupees on bearing diesel expenditures,” he added. He said that the PU administration was purchasing buses every year and it had recently purchased three new buses.  “No any other university in Pakistan was providing such transport facilities to the students,” he added. Dr Ali said that all the morning students were being provided with hostel accommodation on merit and PU was charging minimum fees and providing maximum subsidy as compared to other public and private sector universities.

He said that it was clear published in the admission advertisement that the students of evening classes shall not be provided with hostel accommodation.