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KARACHI: Mr Ali J Siddiqui, CEO Mahvash & Jahangir Siddiqui Foundation (MJSF) and MJSF representatives met with the NUS Summer Entrepreneurship Program participants prior to their departure for the NUS Summer Program on Economic and Enterprise Development. These 15 students were selected after extensive interview sessions from universities nationwide. This is the 7th year for Mahvash and Jahangir Siddiqui Foundation and Sajjad Foundation (Singapore) sponsoring the NUS Summer program on Economic and Enterprise Development as a continuous effort in making investments into various educational initiatives in Pakistan. These Foundations sponsor the entire cost of the Pakistani students at this program as their endeavor to invest in education and to initiate and encourage entrepreneurship among the youth of today.


This is a two weeks summer program being held at the National University of Singapore (NUS). This program hosts students from universities in various parts of the world and is an excellent opportunity for participants to learn about Singapore: how the smallest nation in Southeast Asia has progressed into a modern city-state and has grown into a thriving center of commerce and industry. These students will also get an opportunity to learn about creative and innovative ideas to start their own business in future.


The selected participants are from Institute of Business Administration Karachi (IBA), Karachi School of Business and Leadership (KSBL), Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology (Szabist) Karachi, Isra University Hyderabad, Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), National University of Sciences and Technology Islamabad (NUST H-12), National University of Sciences and Technology Islamabad (NUST-SEECS), Institute of Management Sciences (IMS) Peshawar, Baluchistan University of Information Technology Engineering and Management Sciences (BUITEMS) Quetta, Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (GIKI) Topi and Namal College Mianwali.