The partnership between LUMS and Allied Bank Limited soared to new heights when the top management of Allied Bank presented a cheque of PKR 30 Million to LUMS due to the bank’s commitment towards sponsoring a state of the art residential facility for male students within the LUMS campus.
The cheque was handed over to the LUMS management in a simple ceremony held on March 29, 2018, at the Office of the Vice-Chancellor. Present at the ceremony were Syed Babar Ali (Pro Chancellor, LUMS), Prof. Dr. S. Sohail H. Naqvi (Vice Chancellor, LUMS), Mr. Almae Hasan Jafery (GM – National Management Foundation) and Mr. Mirza Zunair Zafar (Head of Finance and Accounts, LUMS). Allied Bank was represented by Mr. Muhammad Farhan Ullah Khan (CFO – Allied Bank Ltd) and Mr. Muhammad Azhar Naseem (Group Head Marketing and Communications – Allied Bank Limited).
Syed Babar Ali thanked the top management of Allied Bank for the generous support and briefed the guests about the history and achievements of the University. Dr. Naqvi told the guests about the financial aid programmes at LUMS, narrated accomplishments of a few brilliant students and explained the new initiatives taken by LUMS including the set-up of the National Incubation Centre. The guests showed great interest while listening to some success stories of technology related ventures.
Mr. Muhammad Farhan Ullah Khan expressed his pleasure to meet Syed Babar Ali in person, acknowledged the brilliant intellect of LUMS’ scholars and wished that the partnership between LUMS and Allied Bank would thrive in the days to come.
The discussion concluded with a group photo and Dr. Naqvi handing over a commemorative book about the History of LUMS to the guests.