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Five years ago, I got admission in University of Engineering and Technology Lahore through Allama Muhammad Iqbal Scholarship Scheme for Afghanistan.

“Completing my degree in Civil Engineering, I can proudly say that it was one of the best decisions of my life to study in Pakistan. It was difficult to leave the place which gave you so much to remember, but God have some better plans for us and now I am doing my masters degree in Construction Project Management from Birmingham City University UK. Lastly I would like to thank Higher Education Commission of Pakistan for providing me and hundreds of other Afghan students the opportunity to fulfil their dreams in the field of education.”


Sharif ullah Momand an afghan student from Nangrahar province of Afghanistan who got admission in MBBS in Dow medical college Karachi.

“He studied in one of the best institutes of Pakistan through Allama Iqbal scholarship. He completed his MBBS degree in 2022,currently practicing as a House officer.For some one who belongs to a working class family , no doubt it is great achievement. It would not have been possible without his hard work, dedication to his profession and financial support in the form of Allah Iqbal scholarship by Pakistan government.”

Sharif ullah Momand - Doctor

It was one of my life’s important and happiest days when I was selected as an undergraduate Afghan student in Pakistan’s HEC Prime Minister Scholarship Scheme for Afghan Students for the session 2016 to 2021

“It was impossible for me to study in Pakistan’s high ranking Universities and achieve a successful and brighten future because of our financial conditions. I have offered the opportunity to study at Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad (one of a high ranking Universities of the world). I have studied hard day and night to avail this important opportunity and Alhamdulillah graduated successfully. It is important to mention that now I am serving my nation in one of the most important institutions of the Afghanistan (Afghanistan Food and Drugs Authority) as a Director Quality Control Laboratories, AFDA. It was all possible because because of my Honorable teachers, Parents, HEC Pakistan and all my colleagues. I pay my Success attributes to the Pakistan’s HEC for providing me such a wonderful opportunity to study in one of a high ranking Universities of Pakistan. Also, it is important to express my gratitudes to my beloved teachers, Parents and friends who made it possible. I am thankful to the Almighty Allah, my teachers, Parents, friends and colleagues who helped me on every occasion of my life and made me able to work for humanity especially for the prosperity of my country and nation. From this platform I am calling on all Afghan Students who are currently studying under Pakistan’s HEC Allama Iqbal’s Scholarship Scheme and those who are studying and waiting to avail this important opportunity, to take full advantage of such a golden opportunities and become a source of precious service for your country and nation. Furthermore, graduate yourself in such golden opportunities and become the Ambassadors of peace and prosperity of your nation and the whole region.”

Hafiz Dr Ibrahim Shirzad - BS Pharmacy