Laptop Distribution Ceremony under Scotland Scholarships

A laptop distribution ceremony of Scotland scholarships for young women and girls (through British Council) was held at PMAS-AAUR on August 9, 2021. PMAS-AAUR Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Qamar-uz-Zaman was the chief guest while Deans, Directors and students also attended the ceremony. Addressing the ceremony, Prof. Dr. Qamar-uz-Zaman said that the need for women education is very imperative for the growth of society. He was of the view that educated women can play a significant role in the development of a society by practicing the learned knowledge in every aspect of life. He appreciated the British Council for providing scholarships and congratulated female students. He also emphasized on the role of women empowerment. Earlier, Director Financial Assistance PMAS-AAUR, Chaudhry Waqas Ahmed shared with participants that British Council and PMAS-AAUR collaboration played a vital role to facilitate maximum number of female students from developing areas. He further elaborated the eligibility criteria & selection process of British Council Scholarship and shared that Rs. 05 million has been distributed among female students of PMAS-AAUR. Ms. Sara Parvez, Head of Higher Education & Skills at British Council, Pakistan informed about the ongoing scholarship schemes offered by British Council. She also applauded the cooperation and efforts of the Directorate of Financial Assistance for providing timely financial assistance to female students for continuation of their studies. At the end, Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Qamar uz Zaman distributed laptops among the students, including Miftah Quraishi, (B.Sc Hons. Horticulture), Kinza Nazir (B.Sc Hons Food Technology) and Wajeeha Muazim (M.Phil Education). The Vice Chancellor also presented the shields to officials of the British Council of Pakistan.