Asma Jahangir scholarship awarded
BRITISH High Commissioner Thomas Drew presents 2019Asma Jahangir Scholarshipaward to the top-ranking female Chevening scholar Hadiya Aziz.
British High Commissioner Thomas Drew awarded the 2019 Asma Jahangir Scholarship to Hadiya Aziz, a Chevening scholar who will be studying Criminal Law and Justice at the University of Sussex.
The scholarship was announced last year to honour the legacy of the late human rights champion Asma Jahangir.
Mr Drew said: “It is an honour to award the Asma Jahangir Scholarship to this year’s top Pakistani female Chevening scholar, Hadiya Aziz. This scholarship is a tribute to the remarkable work that Asma Jahangir did for the rights of women, children and oppressed people. We hope that the award will help the next generation build on her legacy.”
“For me, Asma Jahangir will always remain an icon, mentor and legend in the legal profession. She inspired so much passion and courage in me. From here on, I will strive to follow her example in achieving my goals to bring about reform in the justice system in Pakistan. My own practice, successes and wins will always be a tribute to the legacy of Ms Asma Jahangir,” Ms Aziz said.
A total of 53 Pakistanis have been awarded Chevening scholarships for the 2019-20 academic year. They were selected out of more than 3,000 mid-career applicants across the country.
— Text and photo by Syeda Shehrbano Kazim