(By Special Correspondent – London)
Dr Shahid Qureshi, Senior British journalist, writer and visiting Professor at Hebe University – China to do lectures at Mass Communication Department, (NUST) National University of Sciences and Technology’, Islamabad, Pakistan. Dr Qureshi said: ‘overseas Pakistanis are truly patriotic and want to see Pakistan progress and I am happy to teach Pakistani postgraduate and PhD students at NUST’. Dr Qureshi said: ‘I am happy to share my learning with my countrymen at the prestigious NUST in Pakistan’.
The guest of honour and Rector of NUST, General (R) Naweed Zaman HI (M) highly commended the offer by Dr Shahid Qureshi to teach at NUST. HE Syed Ibn Abbas, Pakistani High Commissioner was also present and spoke at the event.
Dr Shahid Qureshi is senior analyst with BBC and chief editor of The London Post. He writes on security, terrorism and foreign policy. He also appears as analyst on Al-Jazeera, Press TV, MBC, Kazak TV (Kazakhstan), LBC Radio London. He was also international election observer for Azerbaijan April 2018, Kazakhstan 2015 and 2016 and Pakistan 2002. He has written a famous book “War on Terror and Siege of Pakistan” published in 2009. At Government College Lahore he wrote his MA thesis on ‘Political Thought of Imam Khomeini’ and visited Tehran University. He is PhD in ‘Political Psychology’ and studied Law at a British University. He also speaks at Cambridge University. He is a visiting Professor at Hebe University in China.
The NUST has arranged various out reach events in the United Kingdom to get financial support for the poor students who successfully pass the test but have financial difficulties. General Naweed Zaman told the gathering that: we have over 60,000 applicants for less than 3000 seats at the university’. National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST) is Pakistan’s number one university and included in the top 500 universities in the world.
Maria Qadri, General Manager & Head of University Advancement Office said in her presentation, ‘on average NUST has been supporting nearly 500 need-based scholars who qualify on merit. This year again, we are anticipating a pool of students who would need financial aid in order to pursue their education. You have the power to define their future by investing in their education. All it takes is a contribution of GBP 200 per month to finance one student from a 4-year undergraduate degree program. I urge you to become a part of the impact by pledging your support for these deserving students. Attached with this email is a soft copy of the collateral that details NUST and the NEED Initiative.
She said: “Please write back to us with the number of students you would like to adopt and I will get back to you with a detailed plan on a way forward. I look forward to hearing back from you and welcoming you as our esteemed partner in our nation-building initiative”.
The organizers of the event WCOP (World Congress of Overseas Pakistanis) made a pledge to support 4 students at the NUST.