February 14, 2017: Ms. Muneera Javed, Women member Metropolitan Corporation, Islamabad, established, Affan Butt scholarship, by supporting one engineering scholar of NUST. The signing ceremony for Mr. Affan Butt Scholarship was chaired by Pro-Rector Finance and Investments and attended by Principal SMME, Dr, Abdul Ghafoor. Other participants from NUST included Registrar NUST, Secretary NUST Trust Fund (NTF), Head of the University Advancement Office (UAO), Director Post Graduate Programs, AD Scholarships and UAO team.
Ms. Maria Qadri, Head of UAO was the moderator of the session, and introduced the participants to the fundraising and endowment building functions of NUST. Ms. Maria Qadri addressed the participants about role of individual philanthropists in the revolutionizing the educational system of Pakistan.
Ms. Muneera Javed applauded the team of UAO for their commitment towards the cause of making NUST a need blind institution. The session ended with Pro Rector Finance and Investments addressing the concept of endowments, and their role in the development of education. He especially commended the role which Ms. Muneera Javed is playing in the development of Pakistan.
The session concluded with a cheque presented by Ms. Muneera Javed to Pro Rector Finance and Investment.