Khyber Medical University (KMU), Peshawar and Dosti Welfare Organization (DOSTI) agreed to award USD 5000 to the all-round best medical graduate of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa annually and upgrade and transform the KMU library into a more vibrant and futuristic resource center. The MoU signing ceremony took place at vice chancellor office. Prof. Dr. Zial ul Haq vice chancellor KMU and Mr. Muhammad Asif Riaz Executive Director DOSTI on behalf of their respective organizations signed the agreement. Besides other Prof. Dr. Muhmmad Idrees, vice-chancellor, University of Peshawar, Dr. Inayat Shah director KMU-IBMS, Miss Asiya Bukhari director QEC and Mst. Riasat Begum Librarian KMU were also present at the ceremony.
This MoU sets out the understanding of all the parties concerned relating to the formation and purpose of "The Doctor ZakiaMinhas Award of Excellence" to be conferred on the all-round best medical graduate of KP at the end of every academic year. It outlines the relationships, practices, and procedures all constituent parts shall operate. These practices and procedures are underpinned by a belief that with clear decision-making structures, effective and engaging consultation and discussion mechanisms, joined with clear lines of communication. The purpose of the offer is to award $5000 to the all-round best medical graduate annually. The best does not mean that one receives the highest marks. Their civic performance such as volunteerism, research, authoring of scientific and linguistic literature, and eclectism shall be also considered.
DOSTI will facilitate transforming libraries at KMU and its associated colleges as a part of this MoU. As libraries should continue to reinvent themselves to remain relevant, spaces, services, and instruction explicitly targeted for the needs of the student community are essential. KMU will register its endowment fund in US and UK, and DOSTI will assist KMU in establishing an endowment fund for perpetual fundraising for student scholarships, provide security for unforeseen obstacles, prepare for planned growth, and build an investment strategy. Meanwhile KMU notified a special committee to be chaired by vice chancellor and comprised of Dr. Inayat Shah director IBMS, Dr. Braikhna Jamil director IHPE&R, Miss Asia Bukhari director QEC, Dr. Shakeel Ahmad director CSP UoP, Dr. Adil Zakki and Mr. Irfan Focal person DOSTI. The said committee will not only formulate TORs and procedures for the selection and award of the Dr. Zakia Minhas Award of Excellence, but will also be authorized to recommend and approve the award.