The University of Peshawar (UoP) distributed Rs. 6 million in cash assistance to deserving students under the Chinese Ambassador Scholarship Program 2023. The China Study Center (CSC) at UoP organised the scholarship distribution ceremony, alongside the “Prizes Distribution of Art Competition & Exhibition” titled “Decade of China Pakistan Economic Corridor” at the Sahibzada Abdul Qayyum Khan Auditorium, UoP.
Provincial Minister for Higher Education & Archives Libraries Justice (retired) Irshad Qaiser, the chief guest, congratulated the students on their scholarship success, stating the financial aid would help alleviate financial burdens, aiding students in shaping Pakistan’s future.
Professor. Dr. Kausar Takrim, Director of CSC, revealed the centre had distributed Rs. 18 million amongst deserving students to date. This year, RMB 150,000 (equivalent to Rs. 6 million) was distributed among the university’s deserving students. Last year, the CSC distributed Rs. 4.5 million under the same scholarship programme.
“CPEC is a game-changer project, bringing peace and prosperity to South Asia. It will transform and modernise Pakistan,” said Ms. Takrim.
Professor Dr. Muhammad Idrees, Vice-Chancellor, UoP, highlighted the significance of the 10th anniversary of CPEC due to the substantial progress made by Pakistan under this flagship project. He praised the university for producing high-quality graduates, making it a key institution for regional cooperation, development, and integration.
The Vice-Chancellor also emphasised the positive impact of the CSC’s establishment at UoP, with the financial and technical support of the Chinese embassy, on fostering mutual understanding between China and Pakistan. He expressed confidence in the centre’s continued efforts to enhance the relationship between the two nations.