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Pakistan varsity to provide free education to Kashmiri students

Thursday, Oct 6, 2016,12:06 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Lahore | Pakistan’s Punjab University said it would provide free education and residential facilities to at least 10 students from Jammu and Kashmir.

“We have decided to give admission initially to 10 students of the Kashmir Valley in the session of 2017. The university will bear their study and residential expenses,” Punjab University Vice-Chancellor Prof Mujahid Kamran said.

Speaking at a seminar here Kamran said the varsity earlier provided free education to 15 students of Gilgit-Baltistan.

He said the university will enhance the quota for students from Kashmir from next year.

The university also announced it would provide funds for research on the Kashmir issue.

“We are going to allocate special funds to carry out a thorough research on Kashmir dispute,” Kamran said.