Tuesday, October 05, 2021
In a major development, a new initiative regarding education and public diplomacy was launched at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom.
The newly-launched programme — the Oxford Pakistan Programme (OPP) — aims to promote various Pakistan-related activities at the University of Oxford.
According to a statement issued Tuesday, the programme will include scholarships for graduate students, visiting fellowships for Pakistani faculty members, and special lectures on Pakistan.
"The OPP has drawn strong support from the University of Oxford, the High Commission for Pakistan in London, and the British High Commission in Islamabad," it said.
At the launch ceremony, Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai also addressed people present during the meeting.
The programme has raised pledges of over £500,000 from Pakistani businessmen and other key members of the Pakistani diaspora in the UK.
It is pertinent to mention here that the OPP is the brainchild of University of Oxford Professor Adeel Malik, Lecturer in Material Science Dr Talha J Pirzada, and Trainee Lawyer at Travers Smith Haroon Zaman.