Alumnus Establishes Scholarship Fund in Memory of His Late Father
Faisal Sabir Raja, an MBA 2002 graduate, has established the ‘Justice Raja Muhammad Sabir Scholarship’ in memory of his late father. The scholarship will support one National Outreach Programme scholar at the Shaikh Ahmad Hassan School of Law at LUMS for the academic year 2022-23.
The National Outreach Programme (NOP) at LUMS offers up to 140% scholarship to deserving students, which covers tuition, books, living stipends, and lodging. To date, over 850 scholars have graduated from the Programme. In 2021, the NOP won the prestigious Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Platinum Award in the ‘Best Practices in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion’ category. Representing the Asia-Pacific region in the international round of this competition, this recognition is proof of the Programme’s embodiment of the core principles of diversity, inclusion, and accessibility.
Late Justice Raja Muhammad Sabir was a Judge of Lahore High Court, delivering several noteworthy decisions for important constitutional and civil cases. Before his judgeship, he had dedicated thirty years to his law practice at the Supreme Court and High Court of Pakistan. He was a passionate philanthropist who displayed exemplary generosity in helping the less fortunate.
Mr. Raja, who has recently returned from Canada, is currently working in the construction industry. “My journey at LUMS was challenging as a student but extremely rewarding as a graduate. I consider my educational exposure, work ethics and work habits developed at LUMS to be the most valuable assets of my professional life. Following my graduation in 2002, I worked in very challenging roles at multinational companies in Pakistan, Asia and for last decade in North America, but never ever felt uncomfortable by challenges at any point in time.” Talking about his motivation to establish this fund, he shared, “I feel highly indebted to LUMS and especially to the founders of LUMS for establishing an outstanding institution in Pakistan, which we can all be proud of.”