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Pakistan Premier Investment Group – BMA Fund for November 20, 2013

Karachi, November 20, 2013 (PPI-OT):

Name of the Fund                                        Date                    Offer            Redemption
BMA Chundrigarh Road Saving Fund (BCSF)         November 20, 2013                8.1483            8.0676
BMA Empress cash Fund (BECF)                    November 20, 2013               10.2626           10.1610

For more information, contact:
BMA Asset Management Company Limited
Suite # 804, Level 8
Unitower, I.I. Chundrigarh Road,
Karachi 74000,
Tel: +92 21 111 262 111
Fax: +92 21 3242 6829

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United States to Help Strengthen Pakistan’s University System and Economic Growth

Islamabad: Dr. Rajiv Shah, Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Dr. Javaid Laghari, Chairman of the Higher Education Commission to create three Centers for Advanced Studies at Pakistani universities. With U.S. support, these centers will promote the development of Pakistan’s water, energy, and agriculture sectors through applied research, training for specialists, university linkages, and the contributions towards policy formulation.

“U.S.-Pakistan cooperation in higher education spans more than six decades. This new program presents a new milestone in our joint efforts to strengthen Pakistan’s university system to support the growth of the country’s economy,” said Dr. Rajiv Shah at the signing ceremony.

The Centers for Advanced Studies is a five-year $127 million program sponsored by USAID. The Center for Advanced Studies in Agriculture and Food Security will be established with U.S. support at the University of Agriculture in Faisalabad, Punjab.

The Center for Advanced Studies in Water will be created at the Mehran University of Engineering and Technology in Jamshoro. Meanwhile the National University of Science and Technology (NUST) in Islamabad will open the Center for Advanced Studies in Energy. A satellite center for energy will be established at the University of Engineering and Technology in Peshawar.

A key component of the Center for Advanced Studies Program is linking Pakistani universities to universities in the United States. These linkages will help engender, support, and fund joint applied research, student and faculty exchanges, pedagogical improvement, and development of new courses according to the needs of industry. It is expected that other universities will use these centers as a model for future growth and improvements.

The signing ceremony for the launch of the Centers for Advanced Studies Program was attended by the Vice Chancellors from the four participating universities, representatives from the Higher Education Commission, members of the Ministry of Science and Technology, other officials, and students.

For more information, contact:
Public Affairs Section
Embassy of the United States of America
Diplomatic Enclave, Ramna 5
Islamabad, Pakistan
Tel: +9251-208 0000
Fax: +9251-227 8607