Message from Vice-Chancellor, UET Lahore

*Request for Zakat Fund Raising for Needy Students at UET Lahore*

Assalaamo Aleikum
Dear UET Lahore Alumni and Friends,

I hope and pray that this finds you and your families in good health in sha Allah. This is a long message so I request you to kindly bear with me.

I reached out to you last year, for the second year in a row, to inform you that UET Lahore was going through serious financial crises and requested you to help support the needy students at the university by contributing to UET Zakat Fund. A number of you donated generously for which my administration and I remain grateful to you. Through this message, I request you again to kindly continue to support the cause of supporting the financially stressed students at the university.

First, let me give you a brief on the contributions made to the UET Zakat Fund during the 2021-22 campaign and compare them with that of 2020-21. Some statistics on the contributions and expenditure of the collected funds as well as the process followed to identify needy students are given below.

⁃    Time period : March 20, 2021 to April 2, 2022
⁃    Total transactions : 252 (202 in 2020-21) almost 25% increase over the previous year
⁃    Funds collected : Rs 23.831 Million (Rs 16.413 Million in 2020-21) almost 45.2% increase over the previous year
⁃    Smallest contribution : Rs 10 (Rs 100 in 2020-21)
⁃    Largest contribution : Rs 4.032 Million (same as in 2020-21 by the same UET alum in Pakistan)
⁃    Other significant contributions : 1.83 Million (I-Care), 1.8 Million, 0.713 Million (I-Care), 0.6 Million (two transactions), 0.5 Million (three transactions)
⁃    No of I-Case transactions : 4
⁃    Funds through I-Care : ~ Rs 2.77 Million

These funds were used to pay up to 50% and 100% tuition fees of 1109 students, compared to 1000 last year. 17% of these students are orphan. The need assessment of these students was carried out by individual academic departments based on a student’s family income, residence (owned, rented, covered area, rent, etc), amount of monthly utility bills, etc. The lists provided by the departments were pruned by a committee under university’s office of Director Financial Aid and Career Services.

Here is the university policy for disbursement of financial aid to its needy students:

1.    Need-based financial aid is meant only for undergraduate students.
2.    A deserving orphan student receives up to 100% tuition fee tuition fee concession.
3.    A deserving non-orphan receives up to 50% tuition fee concession.

There are several sources of financial aid for needy students at the UET, but primary sources are federal government’s Ehsaas Program, HEC need-based scholarships, and need-based financial aid through university’s own funds. On the one hand, Ehsaas Program has made considerable contribution to help needy students at the university. On the other hand, HEC has cut funds for need-based scholarships as it did last year too. It seems that this trend would continue during the 2022-23 financial year. Thus, university has to rely on private donations and its own sources to ensure that no student leaves UET due to financial hardship. So, please donate generously.

Here are the details of UET Zakat Fund account:

Title:               Zakat Fund Account
Account No.: 01280035900301
Bank Name:   Habib Bank Ltd.
Branch:           UET Branch, G.T.
Road, Lahore,
Pakistan

The following are IBAN  and Swift Code for the UET Zakat Fund account:

IBAN: Pk13 HABB 0001 2800 3590 0301
Swift Code: HABB PK KA 128

Thanks to the help and guidance of Mr Anwar Khan, a 75-Electrical alumnus, UET registered with I-care Foundation as a non-profit entity last year. Residents of USA can make tax deductible contributions to UET Zakat Fund through I-Care, which charges 5% fee for such contributions. You can make donations through I-Care by using the following URL/link:

https://i-care-foundation.org/charity/uet/

Note: The I-care Foundation offer is only for the residents of the USA.

Thank you for spending the time to read this message. I request you again to donate generously to UET Zakat Fund and help raise funds for the financially challenged students at the university whose number continues to rise considerably because of financial hardship due to COVID-19. Please share with friends and relations who may like to donate for the noble cause. Remember, based on the data for the last two years, your support is on track to help graduate over 1000 needy students and, potentially, bring their families and future generations out of financial stress.

After you have completed the transaction to transfer funds, kindly email me at [email protected] with your full name, batch at UET (if you are an alum), and amount transferred so I could personally thank you after the money gets transferred. Kindly also copy UET Treasurer on your email at [email protected]

I remain grateful to you for what you do for the needy students at the UET. May Allah SWT enhance your Rizq and grant you hasanah here and in the Hereafter. Once again, Ramadan Kareem Mubarak.

Profound regards,
Syed Mansoor Sarwar
Vice Chancellor

Donations / Contributions

MODES OF PAYMENT

  • Online Payment
  • Pay Order / Demand Draft
  • Cheque
  • Cash Deposit

For Students Scholarship & Contributions

ACCOUNT DETAILS:

  • Account Title: UET Lahore Alumni Fund
  • A/C No # 01287903038101
  • IBAN # PK27 HABB0001287903038101
  • Swift Code: HABBPKKA
  • Bank Name: Habib Bank Limited (HBL)
  • Branch: UET Branch, G.T Road, Lahore, Pakistan

For Zakat Donation

ACCOUNT DETAILS:

  • Account Title: UET Zakat Fund Account
  • A/C No # 01280035900301
  • IBAN # PK13 HABB0001280035900301
  • Swift Code: HABBPKKA
  • Bank Name: Habib Bank Limited (HBL)
  • Branch: UET Branch, G.T Road, Lahore, Pakistan

ALUMNI OFFICE ADDRESS:

  • SSC (boys), 1st Floor (BIC), Alumni Office, UET Lahore.

ALUMNI OFFICE CONTACT DETAILS: