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January 15, 2020

PRCS chairman visits NUST

Islamabad

January 15, 2020

Islamabad : Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) Chairman Abrar-ul-Haq paid a visit to National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST) on Tuesday.

Upon arrival, the guest was greeted by Lt Gen (r) Naweed Zaman, HI(M), rector NUST, followed by a meeting between the two. Citing his experience in coping with natural disasters, his philanthropic initiatives, and contributions as the first Human Rights Ambassador to the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), the rector congratulated Abrar-ul-Haq on recently assuming the charge of PRCS chairman.

He hoped that under his able leadership, the institution would work its way up in achieving the well-defined objectives, which draw upon the seven fundamental principles of the RCRC movement, namely humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality.

Later, the guest was given a briefing on NUST, highlighting the university’s national and global achievements, including its coveted ranking among World and Asian universities, and its efforts to promote innovation, entrepreneurship, and commercialisation of technologies. Acknowledging the praiseworthy accomplishments of NUST, the chairman, inter-alia, commended the USR-driven initiatives of the university, such as the UN SDGs-aligned R&D, outreach programmes for the underprivileged students, endowment infrastructure for financially challenged students enrolled at NUST, and a myriad of across-the-board civic engagement and Community Service initiatives, etc. He expressed his keenness in furthering PRCS’s collaboration with NUST in a range of pre-defined and new areas, for the good of communities at large.