Pakistan Study Centre

University of Peshawar

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. 


A Seminar on the theme of “Pakistan in the World Affairs” was held at Pakistan Study Centre University of Peshawar. The keynote speaker was Mian Fazal Elahi Editor-in-Chief of “Diplomatic Focus” magazine Islamabad. 

Mr. Elahi gave a perspective of Pakistan’s foreign policy. He said that diplomats can play a vital role in cementing relations between two countries. He elaborated various forms of diplomacy such as Public diplomacy, Media diplomacy, Soft power diplomacy, economic diplomacy and the like. Mian Elahi said that the world has been changed considerably and Pakistan needs to revisit its foreign policy. He asked the youth to adopt diplomacy as their profession as it is a challenging and rewarding job.

Speaking on the occasion Director Pakistan Study Centre University of Peshawar Prof Dr. Fakhr-ul-Islam said that Foreign policy is one of the core subjects of the Scheme of Studies of Pakistan Study Centre. He said it is not a static discipline but is highly volatile, thereby changing constantly. 

He thanked Mian Fazal Elahi and his team for paying visit to Pakistan Study Centre and enlightened the students and staff about a very important aspect of Pakistan.

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