An MoU signing ceremony
was held at Pakistan Petroleum Limited (PPL) office in Karachi to formalise the
partnership between National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) and
PPL, in the context of Outreach Programme for Balochistan and areas of KPK
(formerly part of FATA). The ceremony was jointly chaired by Managing
Director PPL Mr Wamiq Bukhari and Pro-Rector Academics NUST Dr Asif Raza.
The 4-week Outreach
Programme, scheduled to be held from June 20, 2018 to July 20, 2018, will
include bright high school students from all districts of Balochistan and areas
formerly part of FATA, with an aim to prepare them for the university
education. The PKR 16.80 million partnership will make an impact on 320
students, 160 students from each region, by offering them a greater chance to
compete with the students from more developed areas of Pakistan, and qualify
for admission at different universities of Pakistan including NUST.