LAHORE: Punjab University and Punjab Prisons Department have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the welfare of prisoners. The signing ceremony was held in the committee room of the PU Vice Chancellor’s Office.

On this occasion, Provincial Minister for Prisons Fayyaz ul Hassan Chouhan, PU Vice Chancellor Prof Niaz Ahmad Akhtar, IG Prisons Mirza Shahid Saleem Baig, Registrar Dr Muhammad Khalid Khan, Director External Linkages Dr Sobia Khuram and others were present.

According to the agreement, students from different departments of Punjab University will provide their services for the education and training of prisoners. The Department of Prisons will assist various departments of Punjab University in education and research.

Talking to media, Provincial Minister Fayyaz-ul-Hassan Chouhan said that a historic agreement has been signed with Punjab University to help improve the infrastructure and administrative affairs of the prisons. He said that the present government has taken steps for the welfare of the prisoners. He praised the efforts of PU VC Prof Niaz Ahmad Akhtar and his team for cooperation in education and training of prisoners.

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Arsalan Haider is a reporter at Academia Mag and has worked with leading national dailies and news channels. He tweets @arsalanhaider14

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