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PROMINENT PERSONALITIES

SHAHEED SIFWAT GHAYUR SCHOLARSHIP

Malik Saad Memorial Sports Trust, after the development and expansion of sports activities began to provide services in the field of education as well. The trust decided to establish centers of providing free tuition in different districts of the province. It was further decided that the trust would award scholarship to those students of all the eight education boards who come from the government schools and who obtain distinguished positions. The basis for taking such a decision was to encourage the students who go to the government schools so that their sense of deprivation is removed. These education scholarships have been named after the name of Shaheed Sifwat Ghayur, Ex-Commandant Frontier Constabulary. Sifwat Ghayur was a professional police officer who like Malik Saad Shaheed performed unforgettable duties for maintaining peace in the province who also considered services to humanity as the formost duty. Sifwat Ghayur also offered his life for security of the country and its people and became immortal. The trust decided that the scholarship awarded to the top intelligent students should be name called Sifwat Ghayur scholarships so that his memories are preserved forever in the mind of the new generation. In the initial stage a student of the eight education boards were awarded scholarships of Rs. 25000/-. The function was held in the chief minister house and the chief minister himself being the patron of trust was present as the chief guest. The students awarded scholarship were Mrs. Iram of Govt Girls High School of City Railway Station Peshawar who got 898 marks with A1 position. Shehzad Ali from the Swat education board of Govt Centennial Model High School Alpuri Shangla who got Grade A1 by securing 925 marks. Naveed ur Rehman student of Abottabad Education Board Govt. High School No.3 Abottabad who got Grade 1 Position by securing 892 marks. Yasir Anwar of Malakand Board and a student of High School Kot who got grade 1 position 917 marks. Similarly three students Muhammad Adnan and Shah Faisal Khan of Govt. High School of Govt. High School Badraga and Asghar Amin of Govt. High School Kot were awarded scholarships by securing equal positions of grade 1 with 895 marks. Naushad Hussain of Kohat Board and a student of Govt. High School Chakarkot Bala who got grade A by securing 821 marks. Shahzeb Khan of Bannu Education Board and a student of Govt. Centennial Model School Lakki Marwat got grade A by securing 934 marks. Babar Ali of D.I Khan Education Board and a student of Govt. High School No. 1 Kulachi got No. 1 Position securing 901 marks. The Chief Minister Amir Haider Khan Hoti awarded to the students cheques Rs. 25 thousands each out of the trust account. He further announced that another award of 75 thousands each would be provided to these students from the Govt. Treasury. He fulfilled his promise and awarded the remaining amount to the students during his visit of the central office of the trust. Thus those nine students were awarded Rupees one hundred thousand each as scholarship through the Malik Saad Memorial Trust.

This was the first time that the intelligent students of the province were awarded scholarships in cash on self help basis. The students met the Chief Minister. The Chief Minister invited them to a luncheon party which encouraged the students whose pleasure was noticeable. The Malik Saad Memorial Sports Trust also decided that the process of awarding scholarships will be continued in future.