PEF is a not-for-Profit Organization, established in January 2009, with a vision to financially support underprivileged students for their professional education. Currently, PEF is sponsoring studies of 1,600+ students all over Pakistan. The students sponsored are enrolled in Bachelor Degree Programs for Engineering, Medicine, Agriculture, Management and IT disciplines. PEF has signed agreements with about 35 universities all across Pakistan and does not discriminate among students on the basis of gender, religion, creed and cast. Students are thoroughly screened solely on the basis of merit and need.


The project aims to provide financial assistance to the deserving students in professional colleges and universities, in collaboration with Professional Education Foundation (PEF). There will be a minimum of 10 grants by UNAP.


  • Allama Iqbal Medical College, Lahore
  • University of Agriculture, Peshawar
  • Ayub Medical College, Abbotabad
  • BUITE&MS (Baluchistan University of Information Technology, Engineering & Management Sciences)
  • Baluchistan University of Engineering & Technology, Khuzdar
  • Bolan Medical College, Quetta
  • Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi
  • Dawood University of Engineering & Technology, Karachi
  • Fatima Jinnah Medical College, Lahore
  • Jinnah Sindh Medical University, Karachi
  • King Edward Medical College, Lahore
  • University of Sindh, Jamshoro
  • Khyber College of Dentistry, Peshawar
  • Khyber Medical College, Peshawar
  • Liaquat University of Medical & Health Sciences, Jamshoro, Sindh
  • Mehran University of Engineering & Technology, Jamshoro, Sindh
  • NED University of Engineering & Technology, Karachi
  • Nishtar Medical College, Multan
  • Peoples University of Medical & Health Sciences for Women, Nawabshah
  • Punjab Medical College, Faisalabad
  • Quaid-e-Azam Medical College, Bahawalpur
  • Rawalpindi Medical College
  • Sindh Agriculture University, Tando Jam
  • University of Engineering & Technology, Lahore
  • University of Engineering & Technology, Peshawar
  • University of Engineering & Technology, Taxila
  • University of Agriculture, Faisalabad
  • Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad
  • University of Karachi
  • University of Peshawar
  • Lasbela University of Agriculture, Water & Marine Sciences
  • Service Institute of Medical and Health Sciences, Lahore
  • Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan
  • NFCIET, Multan
  • Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur
Project Name: UNAP Sustainable Literacy Program PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION FOUNDATION (PEF)
Project Priority: High
Estimated Time of completion: 1 year
Estimated Budget: Rs. 1.2 Million
Relevance: SDG 4 (Quality Education)

Mukhtiar Ali

Mukhtiar Ali is doing his MBBS and is becoming a doctor to help others and make a difference in the society. When he enrolled in JSMU it was really difficult for his parents to bear the cost of the fees as they had moved from interior Sindh and the rent was a lot.

Muhammad Ahsan

Muhammad Ahsan is doing his MBBS from Service Institute of Medical Sciences, Lahore. He belongs to a financially weak family and faced many hurdles. When he got admission in the university his father had to sell of his belongings to pay for the fees and other expenditures.

Saba Imtiaz

Saba Imtiaz has recently graduated from Fatima Jinnah Medical University, Lahore. She belongs to a middle class family. Her father is a government servant and is a single earning hand in the family as her mother expired in 2003.