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British High Commission holds Chevening debate at ICCI

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ISLAMABAD: To raise awareness of the British Chevening Scholarship Program, a dynamic, professional development opportunity, designed to identify and support the next generation of leaders from across the globe, amongst future leaders in Pakistan, including the business community, the British High Commission partnered with the Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ICCI) to host a presentation on the scholarship.


According to a press release issued by the British High Commission on Friday, as part of the event, the British High Commission team including Press Attaché and Head of Chevening Pakistan Jonathan Williams and Deputy Head of Chevening Pakistan Mrs. Shahla Qayyum highlighted the history, objectives and benefits of the program. They also encouraged prospective applicants to apply.

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

Chevening scholars including Federal Additional Secretary for National Tariff Commission of the Ministry of Commerce and Textile Industry Dr Allah Bakhsh Malik and Deputy Commissioner Inland Revenue at Regional Tax Office Islamabad Muhammad Nabeel Afzal shared their respective experience of studying in the UK with potential Chevening applicants.

In his note of thanks to the British High Commission, ICCI President Zafar Bakhtawari also encouraged the ICCI members to apply for the scholarship program as part of their personal and professional development.

Jonathan Williams said: “Chevening scholarships offer the potential future leaders of Pakistan, the opportunity to study for a postgraduate 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 program has produced over 42000 scholars to date globally which also includes 1,200 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. We look forward to receiving your applications on our website:”

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