Peshawar (Staff Report): The British Council Pakistan delegation, led by Ms. Sarah Parvez, Head of Education, and accompanied by Project Coordinator Ms. Irum Amin, embarked on a significant visit to the Institute of Management Sciences (IMSciences) on September 6, 2023. This visit marked a pivotal moment in the pursuit of collaborative ventures between these prestigious institutions.

The delegation was received warmly by Prof. Dr. Usman Ghani, Director of IMSciences, and further enriched by the presence of Dr. Atta Ur Rehman, Joint Director, and the grants team, who played instrumental roles in facilitating the discussions.

The extensive discussions held during the visit encompassed a diverse range of topics, with a strong emphasis on potential avenues for collaboration between British Council Pakistan and IMSciences. Notably, the delegation placed a spotlight on enhancing educational opportunities for Pakistani women. Initiatives such as the Scottish Scholarship for Pakistani Women were deliberated in depth, with the shared goal of empowering and supporting female students in their pursuit of higher education. Both parties affirmed their commitment to nurturing enduring partnerships that go beyond this initial meeting.

In addition to initiatives aimed at empowering women, the meeting also explored collaborative projects in the fields of education and cultural exchange, with a strong focus on mutual growth and knowledge sharing.

Recognizing the significance of vocational training programs in equipping students with practical skills and enhancing their employability, discussions included potential vocational training initiatives aimed at benefiting the youth of Pakistan.

The dialogue between British Council Pakistan and IMSciences extended to a wide spectrum of education-related topics, encompassing scholarship opportunities, research initiatives, and cultural exchanges.

This comprehensive approach underscores the breadth and depth of the partnership discussions. As these discussions continue to evolve, both British Council Pakistan and IMSciences look forward to a future marked by innovative partnerships and educational opportunities that will directly benefit the youth of Pakistan.

This visit lays the foundation for a promising collaboration that promises to shape the future of education and cultural exchange in the region.

  • About British Council Pakistan: The British Council is the UK’s international organization for cultural relations and educational opportunities. In Pakistan, the British Council has been actively working for over seven decades to strengthen educational and cultural ties between Pakistan and the United Kingdom.
  • About Institute of Management Sciences (IMSciences): IMSciences is a leading educational institution in Pakistan, dedicated to providing quality education and fostering academic excellence in the fields of management and related disciplines. It is renowned for its commitment to research, innovation, and student development.

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