USA, HEC celebrate Int’l Women’s Day

Staff Reporter

The United States Mission to Pakistan and Pakistan’s Higher Education Commission (HEC) celebrated International Women’s Day with female scholarship recipients of the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Merit and Needs based Scholarship Program (MNBSP).

USAID Director for Sindh and Balochistan James Parys and HEC Executive Director Dr. Shaista Sohail commended the success of MNBSP in creating higher education opportunities for disadvantaged students.

“No society can develop successfully without providing equitable opportunities, resources, and life prospects for males and females alike so they can shape their lives and contribute to their families and communities,” Mr. Parys said.

“We are proud to partner with HEC on the Merit and Needs Based Scholarship Program to successfully narrow the education gap.”

Dr. Shaista Sohail recognized USAID for launching a distinct scholarship program to assist talented students and increase the pipeline to higher education.

Alumni from Sukkur-IBA, Sindh Agriculture University Tandojam, IBA Karachi, MUET Jamshoro were also present and shared their experiences.