Pak-Lanka sign MoUs to pro­mote aca­demic coop

The Pak Banker - - NATIONAL -

Pak­istan's largest Pri­vate Sec­tor Univer­sity, Pre­ston Univer­sity has signed Mem­o­ran­dums of Un­der­stand­ing with Sri Lanka's Col­lege of In­for­ma­tion Man­age­ment & Sci­ences and Sri Lanka-Pak­istan Friend­ship, Trade and In­vest­ment As­so­ci­a­tion for col­lab­o­ra­tion in a va­ri­ety of fields in an im­pres­sive cer­e­mony held at the High Com­mis­sion of Pak­istan in Colombo, says a press re­lease re­ceived here to­day from Sri Lanka.

The High Com­mis­sioner of Pak­istan Maj Gen ® Syed Sha­keel Hus­sain wit­nessed the sign­ing cer­e­mony along with the of­fi­cers of High Com­mis­sion as well as Mem­bers and of­fice bear­ers of Sri Lanka's Col­lege of In­for­ma­tion Man­age­ment & Sci­ences and Sri Lanka-Pak­istan Friend­ship, Trade and In­vest­ment As­so­ci­a­tion. Pro­fes­sor Dr. Zul­fiqar Ali Qureshi, Mr. An­war M. Mustafa and Mr. Iftikhar Aziz signed the MoUs on be­half of their re­spec­tive or­ga­ni­za­tions.

Un­der the said MoUs, all sides agreed to pro­mote aca­demic and cul­tural co­op­er­a­tion, peace, har­mony and un­der­stand­ing amongst the aca­demic and cul­tural com­mu­nity and civic so­ci­ety or­ga­ni­za­tions of the two coun­tries. The par­ties to the MoUs will also ex­plore and pro­mote op­por­tu­ni­ties to un­der­take joint re­search in ar­eas of mu­tual in­ter­est. They will also ac­tively col­lab­o­rate and co­op­er­ate for dis­sem­i­na­tion of knowl­edge through shar­ing of pub­li­ca­tions and pa­pers, or­ga­niz­ing con­fer­ences and sem­i­nars and un­der­tak­ing joint pub­li­ca­tions of re­search works.

The High Com­mis­sioner of Pak­istan in Sri Lanka Maj Gen ® Syed Sha­keel Hus­sain said that th­ese MoUs will fa­cil­i­tate all types of aca­demic and cul­tural link­ages and col­lab­o­ra­tive ac­tiv­i­ties be­tween the fac­ulty, stu­dents and mem­bers of all th­ese en­ti­ties. The High Com­mis­sioner added that th­ese agree­ments will also pro­mote and fa­cil­i­tate ex­change of stu­dents and pos­si­ble of­fer­ing of schol­ar­ships on mu­tu­ally agreed modal­i­ties and ar­range­ments.

While speak­ing on the oc­ca­sion, Pro­fes­sor Qureshi an­nounced two schol­ar­ships to the stu­dents of BS, MSc. MPhil and PhD in the dis­ci­plines of So­cial and Man­age­ment Sci­ences and other dis­ci­plines of Pre­ston Univer­sity for the Univer­si­ties and other bod­ies of Sri Lanka work­ing in the aca­demic fields. The schol­ar­ship will be pro­cessed through the High Com­mis­sion of Pak­istan. Prof. Zul­fiqar Ali Qureshi in­vited both the Sri Lankan bod­ies as well as the High Com­mis­sion of Pak­istan to send schol­ars to the two up­com­ing in­ter­na­tional con­fer­ences be­ing held in Pak­istan.

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