Paul Garr, American Diplomat, Cultural Affairs, paid a visit to the University of Faisalabad on Tuesday along with a delegation.
The visit aimed to promote and enhance the academic and cultural relationships between the US and Pakistani institutes. During the meeting with Muhammad Haider Amin, Chairman Board of Governors (BOG), Muhammad Abu Bakar, Member BOG, Prof (Meritorious) Dr Khleeq-ur-Rahman, Rector and Heads of Departments, Zahida Maqbool, Additional Registrar gave a presentation to delegates about the university and other welfare projects of Madina Foundation.
Syeda Attia Batool, Cultural Affairs Assistant and Tanveer Hassan, Cultural Affairs Specialist from US Department of State delegation shared information about different cultural exchange programs, highlighted the benefits of US scholarships and emphasized that students must benefit from these programs. During an interactive session with TUF students, Paul Garr appreciated the level of professionalism at the University of Faisalabad. He said that he was very impressed with the university’s management for providing state-of-the-art academic facilities here.
He further said that he had visited the different institutes in Islamabad and Lahore now in Faisalabad, and was delighted while observing that Pakistani Universities’ education system is well established now. TUF students’ participation in US cultural exchange programs will open a new horizon for them and give them a platform to flourish the economy of Pakistan, he further added. Paul Garr also applauded the welfare work of the Madina Foundation in health and education sectors.
Muhammad Haider Amin in his address emphasized on building a strong bond between university and the American embassy as TUF is one of the major opportunity providers for females and tech girls program by US exchange program will remain a major area of interest for our students. During his address, Dr Khaleeq-ur- Rahman said that it is the era of global interactions and cultural exchange programs open an international learning platform for students, which propels students towards acceptance and understanding of an array of different cultural and community perspectives and gives them awareness and adoption of alternative, multi-faceted approaches to learning.
Paul Garr and Muhammad Haider Amin also visited Pharmacology Expo 2022 and observed different projects of MBBS students. Paul Garr appreciated the effort and hard work of medical students and awarded prizes among the position holders. Paul Garr also planted a sapling in the University lawn as a part of TUF’s Go Green campaign.