Kaleem Nawaz Khan hails from Toot Killi, a small village of Mardan. Kaleem’s father is a government school teacher who had meager resources to support his higher education after Kaleem completed his HSSC exam securing 78% marks. Prime Minister’s National ICT Scholarship Program an HRD initiative of Ignite (Formerly National ICT R&D Fund), Ministry of Information Technology provided him an opportunity to get his BS (CS) Degree from FAST-NUCES from FAST-NUCES Peshawar Campus.

“Ignite (Formerly National ICT R&D Fund) not only supported my university expenses but also living expenses during my degree program that enabled me to concentrate on my studies and obtained CGPA 3.71 besides securing 2nd position (Silver Medal) in my Batch. I am very thankful to Ignite (Formerly National ICT R&D Fund) ICT Team for this generous support.”

“Today at the end of my Degree I’ve not only received Full Bright Scholarship for my MS at FAST-NUCES Peshawar but I’m also working as Lab Engineer at the campus. Ignite (Formerly National ICT R&D Fund) helped me to stand on my feet and compete with the world even against all odds. I’m continuing my studies while supporting my family.”

“Thankyou Prime Minister!”