Pakistan Study Centre

University of Peshawar

The Social Sciences Committees on Journals and book recognition met at Peshawar Regional Centre of Higher Education Commission on 27-28 April 2017. Dr. Tahir Ali Shah, Director Academic and Focal Person HEC coordinated the whole process. On 27th April, Prof Dr. Adnan Sarwar and on 28 April Prof. Dr. Syed Waqar Ali Shah presided over joint meetings.

A meeting of the Board of Governors of Pakistan Study Centre University of Peshawar was held on April 12, 2017 in the Centre. The meeting was presided over by Prof. Dr. Muhammad Abid, Vice Chancellor / Chairman Board of Governors University of Peshawar. The meeting was attended by Prof. Dr. Syed Minhaj-ul-Hassan, Dean Faculty of Arts & Humanities, Syed Umar Hayat, Director, National Institute of Historical & Cultural Research, Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad, Mr. Shafi-ur-Rahman Regional Director, Higher Education Commission, Peshawar, Prof. Dr. Anwar Shaheen, Director Pakistan Study Centre, University of Karachi, Prof. Dr. Arshad Ali, Director, Institute of Education and Research (IER)University of Peshawar, Mr. Zafrullah Khan, Director, Brains Institute, Peshawar and Prof. Dr. Fakhr-ul-Islam, Director, Pakistan Study Centre, University of Peshawar.

The meeting approved budget for financial year 2017-18 and took several decisions regarding academics, research and general administration. The Board appreciated considerable progress by the centre under the leadership of the incumbent Director, Prof. Dr. Fakhr-ul-Islam.

Pakistan Study Centre University of Peshawar produced another PhD scholar. This time, it was its own faculty member Shahbaz Khan. Working under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Fakhr-ul-Islam, Director Pakistan Study Centre, the scholar wrote his thesis on “Pakhtuns' Resistance Movements against the Mughuls in 17th Century”.


The External Examiner was Prof. Dr. Farzana Baloch, Director Pakistan Study Centre, University of Sindh  Jamshoro. The Public Defense was attended by a large number of students, scholars, senior Faculty members of Peshawar University departments and other universities.


The scholar presented his research work which was followed by questions from Internal as well as External Examiners. The floor was then given to the audience who asked many questions. At the end the Examiners declared him entitled for the award of PhD in Pakistan Studies.

leftThe University of Peshawar is a public sector university in the city of Peshawar, Pakistan. The university was established in October 1950 by Mr. Liaquat Ali Khan, the first Prime Minister of Pakistan as an offshoot of Islamia College Peshawar, which was founded in 1913.  read more