PR. No. 209/16
Public Relations Office,
The Islamia University of Bahawalpur
Bahawalpur: ( ) Prof. Dr. Qaiser Mushtaq, Vice Chancellor, the Islamia University of Bahawalpur and Ghazi University Dera Ghazi Khan has said that Honourable Chief Minister Punjab, Mian Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif has tremendously promoted education sector by patronizing talented and hardworking students and supporting youth belonging to deprived segments of society. Punjab Education Endowment Fund (PEEF) has enabled these students to seek education in higher education institutions and travel abroad to study in world renowned universities. The Punjab Education Endowment Fund initially started with funding of Rs. 2 billion and now it has enhanced to Rs. 17 billion benefiting more than two hundred thousands students across the province. He said that the Chief Minster recently selected Bahawalpur with two other cities of the Punjab to conduct PEEF mega events and graced a huge gathering of students, parents and faculty members at the Islamia University of Bahawalpur. In fact, the PEEF has started producing results now as the beneficiaries of the scholarships are successfully performing their professional life. As many as 1915 students of the Islamia University of Bahawalpur have received PEEF scholarships worth Rs. 270 million. The Vice Chancellor added that the Chief Minister appreciated student’s discipline and campus beauty during his visit to the Islamia University of Bahawalpur for participating in mega PEEF awareness ceremony. The Vice Chancellor also appreciated efforts of Dr. Amjad Saqib, Vice Chairman, PEEF in strengthening the scholarship programme.