Ali Khan Tareen Launches "Tareen Oxford Scholarship" For South Punjab Students

Ali Khan Tareen Launches
Ali Khan Tareen, son of leading businessman and politician Jahangir Tareen, has announced the launch of the "Tareen Oxford Scholarship" for students hailing from South Punjab, the underdeveloped region of the province, to study at the prestigious University of Oxford.

In a tweet, Ali Khan Tareen, who is also an alumnus of the University of Oxford, shared that he has initiated a scholarship program for students from south Punjab.

He said that he was incredibly privileged to have been able to do his Masters at the prestigious University of Oxford, which was an unforgettable experience. He added that he would like more people to experience that too, especially students from South Punjab. The scholarship will contribute towards tuition fees and living costs, he added.

Ali Khan Tareen also expressed gratitude to the Oxford Pakistan Programme and his alma mater, Kellogg College, for setting up and managing the scholarship and being receptive and helpful throughout the process.

It is pertinent to mention here that Ali Khan Tareen is also the ambassador of Kellogg College, which is one of Oxford’s most progressive colleges.

On April 22, 2023, the Oxford Pakistan Programme announced that Malala Yousafzai, the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, was given a prestigious honorary fellowship by Oxford University’s Linacre College.

Malala is the first Pakistani to have received the accolade. The co-founder of the Malala Fund is now on a list of notable individuals that also includes Nobel Prize laureate, Sir Paul Nurse and Dr. Frene Ginwala, the first Speaker of the National Assembly of the South African Parliament, who both received honorary fellowships from the college.

The 25-year-old advocate for women’s education spoke during the ceremony, reminiscing about visiting her friends at Linacre College and praising the OPP’s influence.

She proudly described how the OPP’s vision had come true, changing students’ lives and acting as a ray of hope for those studying in Pakistan.