ISLAMABAD - Ten Higher Education Commission scholars have completed their Ph.Ds. from the universities abroad and returned to Pakistan.

These scholars proceeded to foreign universities under “Overseas Scholarship Scheme for PhD in Selected Fields - Phase-I”, the first-ever mega scholarship project of HEC.

So far, more than 400 scholars have completed their PhD under the project and returned to join the public and private sector universities and R&D organizations of Pakistan.    

Dr. Salik Hussain successfully completed PhD degree in the domain of Cellular Toxicology/Nanotoxicology with highest distinction from Université Paris Diderot, Paris France. The scholar has joined the Department of Pathology, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore.

Dr. Afsheen Tabassum completed her PhD from Radboud University Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands in Dentistry. Dr. Waheed Samraiz Khan completed his PhD from Beijing Institute of Technology in Nanotechnology. Dr. Ahmed Ijaz Malik, a lecturer of Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad completed his PhD from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London in International Relations. The scholar has rejoined School of Politics and International Relations, QAU, Islamabad.

Dr. Hammad Hassan of KPK completed his PhD with distinction from Institute of Immunology, Medical University of Vienna, Austria in Immunology. The scholar has joined Sarhad University, Peshawar.

Dr. Syed Waqar ul Qounain Jaffry, a lecturer of University of the Punjab, completed his PhD from the VU University, Amsterdam, Netherlands in computer sciences. Dr. Jaffry has joined his parent organization.

Dr. Muhammad Jamil of Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) completed his PhD from Wageningen University, Netherlands in Plant Physiology. The scholar has rejoined PARC.

Dr. Muhammad Ali of University of Arid Agriculture Rawalpindi completed his PhD from Wageningen University, Netherlands in Food Technology; the Product Design and Quality Management. The scholar has joined his parent organization as Assistant Professor.

Dr Yaseen Zaidi of Hyderabad completed his PhD from Vienna University of Technology, Austria in Electrical Engineering. The scholar has six research publications and has joined back his parent organization. Dr. Khawar Sajjad of Chiniot completed his PhD from the University of Versailles, France in parallel computing.