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Another milestone: HEC scholar under Balochistan and FATA project got position

“I am very thankful to HEC for awarding me Scholarship, without this
scholarship it was not possible for me to achieve this goal, this
scholarship is an excellent opportunity for students of Balochistan and
FATA. I think such opportunities are the first step to resolve the crisis of
less privileged areas by educating their youth” these are words of Mr.
Mahboob Ur Rehman S/O Shafiq Ur Rehman, an HEC scholar under the
project “Provision of Higher Education Opportunities for Students of
Balochistan & FATA” having domicile of Quetta.

Mr. Mahboob has secured 2nd position in 1st professional exam BDS from Ayub Dental College
Abbotabad while 7th position in Khyber Medical University Peshawar. The PMU has congratulated
and encouraged him to maintain his achievements in coming years.

HEC is implementing this scholarship project on special instructions of the Government of Pakistan
to provide quality education opportunities for less privileged areas of Balochistan and FATA. The
Scholarship program will provide financial assistance to 1300 Undergraduate and 700
Postgraduate talented students of Balochistan and FATA.

The project was advertised for 3rd intake on 1st August 2010. The response from students was
remarkable and HEC has received 5549 applications. HEC has awarded 600 Undergraduate and
200 Postgraduate Scholarships during the intake of Batch-III. 451 scholarships were awarded
during the intake of Batch-I & II (2008-10). All scholars are getting education in reputed
universities throughout Pakistan and are achieving extraordinary success; proving that youth of
Balochistan and FATA is equally talented and competitive with students of other provinces. HEC is
committed to facilitate students by providing them opportunities of higher education in reputed
institutes of the country.

HEC will advertise this scholarship program for award of Undergraduate and Postgraduate
scholarships in July 2011. Students belonging to Balochistan & FATA are strongly encouraged to
apply/ compete on merit. The detail of scholarship program and eligibility criteria is available at
HEC website: www.hec.gov.pk/balochistan-fata.