British High Commission held Chevening Scholarship Debate at Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry

The British High Commission team in Islamabad, including Mr. Jonathan Williams, Press Attaché and Head of Chevening Pakistan and Mrs. Shahla Qayyum, Deputy Head of Chevening Pakistan, has partnered with Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ICCI) to host a presentation to highlight the history, objectives and benefits of the British Chevening Scholarship Programme. The informed that the Scholarship Programme is a dynamic, professional development opportunity, designed to identify and support the next generation of leaders from across the globe. They also encouraged prospective applicants to apply.

Pic-06-09-13On the occasion, the Head of the Chevening Programme, Pakistan, Jonathan Williams expressed: “Chevening scholarships offer the potential future leaders of Pakistan, the opportunity to study for a post-graduate qualification in the UK. Students in the UK benefit not only from our world class universities but also from our dynamic, vibrant and multicultural society. Our universities benefit from having top professionals study with them.

As we celebrate 30th Anniversary of the Chevening Scholarships this year; the programme has produced over 42000 scholars to date globally which also includes 1200 Pakistani nationals from various disciplines, including the business and trade industry. We are proud of the Chevening alumni and the important contribution they are making towards Pakistan’s development. This demonstrates that Chevening not only brings immediate benefits for individual scholars but also long-term benefits for both Pakistan and the UK. This is just one sign of the strong bilateral relationship between our two countries.

“The 2014/15 application window for scholarships is now open and we are pleased to join the management and the members of the Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry here today to discuss the objectives and benefits of these Scholarships.” He concluded.

Chevening Scholars including Dr. Allah Bakhsh Malik, Federal Additional Secretary for National Tariff Commission, Ministry of Commerce and Textile Industry and Mr. Muhammad Nabeel Afzal, Deputy Commissioner, Inland Revenue, Regional Tax Office, Islamabad, shared their respective experience of studying in the UK with potential Chevening applicants. In his note of thanks to the British High Commission, Mr Zafar Bakhtawari, President, Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ICCI) also encouraged their members to apply for the scholarship programme as part of their personal and professional development.

The window of applications for the 2014/15 academic year opened on 01 September 2013. Applications can be made online at and the closing date is 15 November 2013.

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