Pakistan Study Centre

University of Peshawar

The Research Journal of  Pakistan Study Centre University of Peshawar was upgraded from "Z" to "Y" category by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan. A Notification to this effect was issued by the Director Academics Higher Education Commission Dr. Tahir Ai Shah. Director of Pakistan Study Centre, who is also editor of the journal, expressed his delight over attaining of the "Y" status. He said that the he  started editing the journal in 2012 and got it recognized  from the HEC in 2014,  in "Z" category. He said that due to its regularity in publishing and maintaining standard and accounts, the journal has received funds twice in the past three years from HEC.

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A US Scholar Elsa Talat from George Mason University visited Pakistan Study Centre. She belongs to School of Public Policy at the George Mason University. She discussed academic and research matters with Director Prof. Dr. Fakhr-ul-Islam especially the current situation in the region. She had a round of various sections of the centre and talked to the students. She was impressed with the performance and standard of the centre.

She appreciated the presence of large number of female students in various academic programmes offered by the center. 

The Vice Chancellor University of Peshawar Prof. Dr. Muhammad Asif Khan visited Pakistan Study Centre. Soon after arrival, he was briefed by Director Prof. Dr. Fakhr-ul-Islam about the progress and ongoing programmes in the Centre. The academic and admin staff also attended the briefing. In his speech, the Vice Chancellor expressed his delight and satisfaction over the performance of the centre particularly during the past 5 years. He urged upon the staff to discharge their responsibilities with missionary zeal.

The Vice Chancellor also presided over launching of the Centre’s scholarship programme. In his welcome address the Director Prof. Dr. Fakhr-ul-Islam thanked the VC for gracing the occasion. He said that the centre is facilitating the students in receiving different scholarships. They include PM Fee Reimbursement, Zakat Scholarship, FATA scholarship, Fauji Foundation and other scholarship, He said the Centre paid Rs. 1.3 million to the students during 2016—17. He further said that the centre has recently offered 5 scholarships (3 merit and 2 need based). These will cost 150000/- rupees per year.

Speaking on the occasion, the Vice Chancellor appreciated the student-friendly scholarship programme of the centre. He said students are our future leaders; therefore every effort should be made to help and assist them. He advised the students to focus on their goal and go ahead with making Pakistan a prosperous nation. 


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