LAHORE (Staff Report): The British Council held its ninth annual Study UK Alumni Awards ceremony in Lahore, celebrating the outstanding achievements of UK alumni across Pakistan.
The ceremony was organized by the British Council in Lahore and attended by senior representatives including the Governor of Punjab Muhammad Baligh Ur Rehman, the Deputy Director British Council Maarya Rehman and UK alumni in Pakistan. The award judging panel selected recipients for the four award categories: the Science and Sustainability Award, the Culture and Creativity Award, the Social Action Award and the Business and Innovation Award.

The awards winners and finalists are leaders in their fields who have used their experience of studying at a UK university to make a positive contribution to their communities and industries in Pakistan.
The winners for this year were:
Science and sustainability award: Dr Sarah Qureshi who is a graduate of Cranfield University. She is the CEO and co-founder of Aero Engine Craft and develops eco-friendly jet engines for the reduction of global warming.
Business and Innovation award: Yaruq Nadeem who is a graduate of Imperial College London. He generated revenue and start-up funding of PKR 10+ billion with the conceptualization of 150+ start-ups, has created 4,500+ jobs.

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