Canadian Pakistan Foundation of Friendship signs agreement with Ryerson University of Toronto for providing scholarship to five Pakistani origin students every year

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Canadian Pakistan Foundation of Friendship signs agreement with Ryerson University of Toronto for providing scholarship to five Pakistani origin students every year

July 8, 2018

Islamabad, July 08, 2018 (PPI-OT): Canadian Pakistan Foundation of Friendship (CPFF) signed an agreement with the Ryerson University of Toronto for providing scholarship to five Pakistani origin students every year for studying at the University, says a press release received here today from Ottawa, Canada. The CPFF, officially launched on Canada Day 2018, will provide sufficient fundings to five deserving Pakistani students for pursuing higher studies at one of the best Canadian universities. The initiative is aimed at funding university programs in Canada which are focused on Pakistan for the purpose of promoting diversity.

The Foundation also entered into an agreement with the Ryerson University for donation of CAD$ 50,000 on account of CPFF award for First Generation students at Ryerson. On its launch, the CPFF has announced to raise funds from the members to provide donations to the local hospitals in Canada and health care facilities in Pakistan. The Foundation further announced that they will take initiatives to promote better understanding of Pakistani culture and traditions in the Canadian society.

The agreement signing ceremony was also attended by the High Commissioner of Pakistan Tariq Azim Khan and Immigration Minister of Canada Mr. Ahmed Hussen. In his brief remarks, Mr. Tariq Azim Khan High Commission of Pakistan appreciated the launch of CPFF and expressed the hope that the Foundation will help bring together Pakistan and Canada. It may be mentioned that Mr. Khalid Usman, Zarar Rana, Qamarul Siddiqi and Imran Bashir are the founding directors of the CPFF.

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