ISLAMABAD – Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) will soon introduce ‘Scholarships and financial aid’ for minority students including the Christian community in Pakistan enabling them to continue their future study.

A plan is being finalised in this regard.

The AIOU, as a mega University in the public sector, wishes to fulfil its responsibility of meeting the educational needs of the people across the board, said by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Dr Shahid Siddiqui while addressing to the Christian employees at a function held here on Thursday  ahead of Christmas Day.

The function was jointly arranged by the University’s Project Directorate and Employees Welfare Association. Dr Muhammad Zaigham Qadeer, Engr. Sharifullah, President Malik Muhamad Saeed and General Secretary Sher Asif Satti of the Association were also present on the occasion.

AIOU is in the process of launching a new academic program on the world’s religions, and will seek the support of the well-known pastors for enlisting the chapter of Christian communities, added the Vice-Chancellor.

A big Christmas tree will also be placed at the front of the central library to join Christian employees in their happiness.-Online