The Oxford Pakistan Programme, a new initiative launched in London for Pakistani students and professors, will provide graduate scholarships and visiting fellowships at Oxford University (OPP).
Pakistan’s embassy hosted a high-profile event when the programme was inaugurated, drawing support from the university, Pakistan’s high commission in London, and the British high commission in Islamabad.
Pakistani businesses and other prominent Pakistani diaspora members have pledged over £500,000 to this programme, as well.
The Oxford Pakistan Programme (OPP) is a new project at Oxford University that intends to encourage various Pakistan-related activities. Among the benefits will be graduate student grants, visiting faculty fellowships for Pakistani faculty members, and Pakistan-focused talks.
Dr Talha J. Pirzada, Lecturer in Aerospace Materials, and Haroon Zaman, Trainee Lawyer at Travers Smith in London, came up with the idea under the guidance of Oxford University Professor Adeel Malik. Oxford alums Minahil Saqib and Dr.Mohsin Javed lent a hand in this work.
University authorities emphasised the historic ties between Pakistan and Oxford, praising the accomplishments of Pakistani leaders including Liaquat Ali Khan, Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, Benazir Bhutto, and Pakistan’s current Prime Minister Imran Khan.